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Rachel A. Morgenstern


Rachel Morgenstern is an Associate at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., where she is a member of the firm’s Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group, Commercial Litigation Department, Employment Practice Group, and the Insurance & Insurance Litigation Practice group.

As a litigator, Rachel focuses her practice on trusts and estates litigation, complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and other types of civil litigation. She has experience handling cases before federal and state courts in all phases of litigation, including discovery, court conferences, motion practice and oral argument.

In her practice, Rachel has specific experience in the prosecution and defense of contested probates/will contests, fiduciary negligence and malfeasance claims, elder financial exploitation cases, employment practices liability, professional liability, cannabis litigation, shareholder disputes and breaches of contract. She also served as counsel to a New York State Supreme Court Justice in proceedings before the Commission on Judicial Conduct and obtained a dismissal of all charges after extensive briefing.

Prior to joining Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Rachel was a member of the litigation practice group at a prominent Long Island law firm. She also previously served as the assistant law clerk to Hon. Barbara Jaffe of the New York County Supreme Court, where she drafted decisions and gained working knowledge of the manner and substance of judicial review. This experience informs her approach to legal writing and research.

Before receiving her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, Rachel utilized her Boston University master’s degree in print journalism to launch a career in political advocacy. She was manager of communications for Lawyers for Civil Justice, one of the nation’s leading legal reform organizations.

Rachel is admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.


  • 2023 Honorable Judith Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholar
  • Super Lawyer-Rising Star for 2023


  • Kenneth Landau, Law You Should Know 90.3 WHPC, “Employment and Labor Laws,” May 17, 2023;
  • Labor and Employment Blog, New York City Employers: How Biased is Your HR Software?, Mar. 6, 2023; and
  • Labor and Employment Blog, New York State Department of Labor Issues New Model Sexual Harassment Policy, Jan. 17, 2023.


  • Nassau Lawyer, Straight to Video: Legality and Admissibility of Surreptitious Recordings in the Workplace, April 2023;