Rachel A. Parisi

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Rachel Parisi is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Department. Her practice focuses on all areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, including the representation of commercial debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, commercial landlords, and other parties in interest in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Rachel has represented clients in a wide-array of complex cases, including in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, and restaurant sectors. Rachel also has experience in bankruptcy litigation, including prosecuting and defending preference and other avoidance actions. 

Rachel is active in the community, volunteering as an Ethics Investigator for the District XA Ethics Committee, as well as within the firm, sitting on the Steering Committee of Porzio's Women's Initiative Network.

While attending law school, Rachel was an Editor for the Journal of Conflict Resolution and Executive Editor of The Cardozo Jurist, an independent, student-run paper.

Honors and Awards

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  • Recognized on the New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, Bankruptcy: Business, 2017-2021.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.


  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Barrister
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member & NextGen Committee Co-Chair
Speaking Engagements
  • "How to Avoid Automatic Stay Violations - What NOT to do When Presented with a Bankruptcy Filing," Porzio's Fourth Annual WIN Ethics & Eggs Virtual CLE Seminar, December 17, 2020. 
  • "Successful Negotiation Strategies for Restructuring Professionals", March 6th 2020, IWIRC at the Shore, Panelist
  • "Anatomy of a Celebrity Chef Restructure – Issues and Challenges," 21st Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, April 5, 2019.
  • "Structured Dismissals," Bankruptcy Inn of Court of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, May, 1, 2017.
  • "I Have A Judgment, Now What Do I Do?" CLE program, Morristown, NJ, November 18, 2015.
  • "Hot Topic Presentation: In re Ashley River Consulting, LLC, et al., 2015 Bankr. LEXIS 3819, No. 14-13406, 2015 WL 6848113 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Nov. 6, 2015)," Bankruptcy Inn of Court for New Jersey, East Brunswick, NJ, December 7, 2015.
  • "A Primer: Rule 2004 Examinations," Bankruptcy Inn of Court for New Jersey, Newark, NJ, December 3, 2012.



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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY, J.D., cum laude

  •  Articles Editor, Journal of Conflict Resolution
  •  Executive Editor, The Cardozo Jurist

Emory University, Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, GA, BBA with High Honors

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • BBA 2008 Organization and Management Faculty Award
  • Deans List 

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146