Overview

Rachel Fendell Satinsky dedicates her practice to employment litigation and counseling.  She advises clients on an array of issues including hiring and terminations, leaves of absence, accommodations, harassment, and other matters related to federal and state discrimination and civil rights laws. Rachel partners with clients to draft policies, procedures, and processes that are tailored to clients’ business needs and workforce. She regularly advises and represents companies in matters involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants, including covenants not to compete and not to solicit, and the protection of trade secrets. She also has extensive experience drafting restrictive covenants.

Rachel’s practice also includes defending clients against claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and similar state and local laws. She also frequently appears on behalf of clients before federal and state administrative agencies and guides clients through the administrative process.   

Since 2011, Rachel has served as a volunteer attorney for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.  During law school, Rachel participated in the University of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Clinic where she helped represent clients in matters before the United States Supreme Court. She was a senior editor of the Journal of Business Law and the spring chair of the Moot Court Board.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Lemon Society of Philadelphia

Chair

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)

Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Philadelphia Chapter

Chair

Commodore Recruitment Program (CoRPs)

Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Philadelphia Chapter

Recognition

Named, Lawyer on the Rise

Philadelphia Business Journal

2017

Named, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, 2019 Keepers Program

News, Analysis & Press

Hey Startups: Take Some Time to Get to Know Employment Law

Philadelphia Business Journal

November 15, 2018

Teamwork, Patience and Commitment for a Deserving Man

The Legal Intelligencer

August 31, 2016

Dropbox and the Impact of Personal Cloud Storage on ESI

The Legal Intelligencer

January 29, 2013

Books & Book Chapters

  • Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secret chapter, An Introduction to Health Law Litigation Based On Contract and Government Claims, co-authored with Kristine Grady Derewicz, 2016

Speaking Engagements

#NotMeToo

American Camp Association ACA Keystone Regional Retreat

November 9, 2018

Human Resources and Employment Matters Review

Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic

October 30, 2018

Employment Law 101

Drexel University, Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship

October 25, 2018

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

October 10, 2018

Employment Law and 21st Century HR Strategies

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

September 25, 2018

Human Resources and Employment Matters Review

Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic

July 10, 2018

Time’s Up, #MeToo, and Diversity in the Entertainment Industry

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA

March 14, 2018

Human Resources and Employment Matters Review

Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic

March 14, 2018

Red Flag Employment Issue-Spotting for Busy Businesses

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

October 24, 2017

Conducting Internal Investigations of Executives for Workplace Misconduct: Legal and Ethical Considerations

Strafford Webinar

July 13, 2017

Human Resources and Employment Matters Review

Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic

July 11, 2017

Human Resources and Employment Matters Review

Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic

March 29, 2017

Fair Labor Standards Act Seminar

Lorman Education Services

February 2013

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2006magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania
New Jersey

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey