Rachel Presa is a member of the firm’s litigation group.  Ms. Presa’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and white collar defense.

Practice & Background

Ms. Presa received her J.D. in 2010 from New York University School of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. She received her B.A. in 2001 in English from Goucher College.

Representative Matters

  • Defending executive of a global investment services and technology firm in government investigations and SEC civil litigation concerning sales practices
  • Representing a financial institution in investigations of practices related to mortgage-backed securities.
  • Representing lender in arbitration and civil litigation seeking damages for breach of loan agreement
  • Representing investment funds in multi-million dollar litigation with portfolio investment companies
  • Representing creditors’ committees and debtors in various matters, including several representations concerning the applicability of section 502(b)(6) of the Bankruptcy Code to the lease/financing of the debtors’ power plants
  • Representing media companies engaged in litigation based on New York’s Freedom of Information Law
  • Representing prominent hedge fund in successful motion to quash third party subpoena
  • Representing an award-winning sculptor in a contract dispute and multiple contract negotiations
  • Representing pro bono clients in investigation, matrimonial, and family court proceedings

Community Involvement

Ms. Presa’s community, civic and charitable activities include administering the firm’s summer VAWA pro bono project and acting as a firm liaison to Her Justice.

Awards & Accolades

Ms. Presa was recognized, with a colleague, for her work on Akin Gump’s New York office’s pro bono matter of the year in 2016.