Rachel Goldman is an experienced litigator in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Her practice focuses on complex commercial matters, including breach and fraud claims, bankruptcy litigation, class actions, False Claims Act, government regulation, construction, insurance coverage and securities litigation, challenges under the Commerce, Takings and the Supremacy Clauses, First Amendment and libel actions. More recently, Rachel has become actively involved in the firm’s monitorship and independent compliance officer appointments. Additionally, her tenure as in-house counsel provides a valuable perspective of client objectives, including dispute resolution prior to litigation.
Before joining Bracewell, Rachel was a vice-president at Giuliani Partners LLC, where she served as both in-house counsel and management consultant. Rachel advised Giuliani Partners on various matters, such as contracts, employment, joint ventures, intellectual property, conflicts of interest, compliance and public hearings. She also served as acting general counsel for Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC.
Rachel began her career as an assistant corporation counsel in the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel. In that capacity, she represented municipal officials and the City of New York in numerous federal and state cases. As an assistant corporation counsel, she gained unique experience in constitutional law, including First Amendment and Takings litigation. She also prosecuted criminal matters on behalf of the Corporation Counsel's Office. Rachel received an award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for Outstanding Achievement as an assistant corporation counsel.