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Rachel S. Mechanic

F:  917.344.8982

Overview

Rachel Mechanic practices in the Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on representing and advising institutional and individual clients in complex civil litigations at the federal and state level, as well as defending against investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, among numerous other governmental and regulatory bodies.

Previously, Ms. Mechanic was Assistant General Counsel at J.P. Morgan Chase, where she was responsible for overseeing government and internal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. Ms. Mechanic also served as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Edgardo Ramos of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Experience

  • A brokerage firm in connection with CFTC investigation and parallel multi-district federal litigation concerning the Isdafix benchmark rate.
  • More than 20 executives and managers of a global bank in money laundering and sanctions investigations by the DOJ, Manhattan District Attorney, New York Federal Reserve, New York Department of Financial Services, New York Attorney General and independent monitor.
  • Senior executive of underwriting firm in SEC investigation relating to disclosures in municipal bond offering materials.
  • A global bank in DOJ and SEC prosecutions relating to undisclosed markups.
  • Options traders in FINRA investigations relating to best execution requirement.

Honors & Awards

Selected as a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine (2012, 2017)

Publications

Practice Areas
Clerkship(s)
  • Honorable Edgardo Ramos, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • The George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York