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Rachel A. Postman

Rachel A. Postman



  • University of Michigan Law School, 2009, J.D.
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, 2000, B.A.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit


  • French

Rachel’s legal experience comprises the litigation and arbitration of a wide range of complex commercial and intellectual property disputes at all stages, as well as contract negotiation and client counseling in the areas of trademark, copyright, licensing, and media and advertising law.

Her particular areas of interest and practice include: copyright and trademark fair use; cost-effective dispute resolution, including technology-assisted streamlining of document discovery; simplification and clarification of standard licensing and IP agreements; legal ethics and social media; and legal issues in online promotions.

Rachel's recent pro bono work includes regular participation in the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund's Name Change Project and federal appellate work related to the Fair Sentencing Act.

Rachel's bar admissions include New York, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

From April 2013 to August 2013, Rachel served as temporary in-house counsel for a Reed Smith client, the Ad Council, advising on a range of issues in media law, including trademark, copyright, promotions, and licensing. The Ad Council produces, distributes and promotes public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies in issue areas such as improving the quality of life for children, preventive health, education, community well being and strengthening families.


Employment History

  • 2010 - Reed Smith
  • 2010 - Kaye Scholer, LLP
  • 2008 - Kaye Scholer, LLP, Summer Associate