Rachel E. Simon
Areas of Practice
White Collar Criminal Defense
Distinguished Scholar Award
Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
Research Fellow, Transnational Justice Project
The Juilliard School, B.Mus., cum laude, 2007
Community Service Fellow
New York (pending)
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Rachel E. Simon, Associate
Ms. Simon’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including white collar criminal, and appellate practice. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Simon worked at a fast-paced litigation boutique and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Guadagno in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. While a law clerk, Ms. Simon helped persuade the New Jersey Supreme Court Judiciary Committee to amend Court Rule 1:21-3(b) to allow law students to argue before the Appellate Division when participating in eligible law school clinics.
During law school, Ms. Simon served as a summer clerk for the Honorable Esther Salas, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, as well as interning at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and Essex County Public Defender, Appellate Division. Ms. Simon focused her scholarship on the detention of enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, authoring sundry whitepapers and briefs for submission to Federal District Courts, Joint Military Commissions, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. As a result, she was invited to Guantanamo to observe and report on the proceedings against the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2014. In addition, Ms. Simon was an Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review, and successfully represented her three clinic clients in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and New Jersey Appellate Division on family and employment matters.
Prior to law school, Ms. Simon was a freelance trumpet player, having attending The Juilliard School for undergraduate studies. Her musical abilities allowed her to perform, record, and tour the world with such diverse and award-winning entities as Kanye West, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Diana Ross, Paragon Ragtime Band, Verbier Festival Orchestras, and Broadway’s South Pacific.