Rachel Bayefsky

Rachel Bayefsky

Rachel Bayefsky advises clients in a variety of complex litigation matters. A member of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice, she represents clients in trial, appellate, and bankruptcy courts, and she has served as lead author of several briefs. She maintains an active pro bono practice.


Rachel has clerked at every level of the federal judiciary, for:


  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Rachel has also served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. While attending law school, she was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. Rachel won a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, where she earned a D.Phil. in Politics.

Contact Rachel Bayefsky

Website: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/rachel-bayefsky.html

Articles and Video:

Conflicting Decisions Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782: How Should International Commercial Arbitration Deal With the Shifting Landscape? (12/21/20)
On December 7, 2020, parties and practitioners in international commercial arbitration came one step closer to resolving the threshold question of the applicability of 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to international commercial tribunals.