Marc A. Rapaport
Employment, Matrimonial and Commercial Litigation
Marc A. RapaportFounder and Managing Member of Rapaport Law Firm Employment, Matrimonial and Commercial Litigation Attorney 350 Fifth Ave, Suite 4400
New York, NY 10118 212.382.1600 212-382-0920
Marc Rapaport is the founder and Managing Member of Rapaport Law Firm, PLLC. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he is a graduate of New York University and Georgetown University Law Center. He began his legal career as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as a staff attorney with the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission.
Mr. Rapaport's practice focuses on employment discrimination, commercial litigation, telecommunications issues, and domestic relations. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Mr. Rapaport is a member of the bar in New York and New Jersey, and he is admitted to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. He litigates matrimonial, employment, and telecommunications cases throughout the tri-state area. Individuals from all walks of life turn to Mr. Rapaport as a New York divorce lawyer whom they trust when the stakes are the highest. With his thorough knowledge, dedication, and 19 years of experience in New York courts, Mr. Rapaport gets unparalleled results for the firm's clients. Mr. Rapaport has served as the New York divorce attorney for media personalities, senior military personnel, physicians, attorneys, and business owners.
Marc Rapaport has successfully litigated discrimination, sexual harassment, unpaid wage, FMLA, ADA, and wrongful termination disputes on behalf of both employees and employers. His widely reported success in the case Mena v. Key Food is now the leading legal precedent in jurisdictions throughout the United States with respect to the legality of clandestine taping in the workplace. He serves as New York counsel for the nation's fourth largest telecommunications carrier, and he has extensive experience handling commercial disputes involving telecommunications leases.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., June 1992
New York University, B.A., 1989
New York and New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
New York County Lawyers' Association
New York State Bar Association (Member, Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules)
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Federal Communications Bar Association
Putnam County Home Improvement Board (2000–2002)
Christine Gabriella OrtizAttorney 350 Fifth Ave, Suite 4400
New York, NY 10118 212.382.1600 212-382-0920
Ms. Ortiz joined Rapaport Law Firm in June, 2014. Ms. Ortiz has extensive experience in employment law, including representation of employees in discrimination and wage and hour (FLSA) claims. Ms. Ortiz also handles litigation in state and federal courts relating to commercial matters, with a particular focus on matters involving telecommunication facilities. Ms. Ortiz also regularly handles administrative hearings before New York City's Environmental Control Board. During law school, Ms. Ortiz interned with the New York Court of Appeals.
Ms. Ortiz is Vice President of the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University. Ms. Ortiz is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association/New York; New York State Bar Association; Puerto Rican Bar Association; and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
J.D. City University of New York School of Law, 2013
B.A. Columbia University, 2008
Rachel SchulmanOf counsel
Rachel Schulman, Esq. PLLC
Rachel has served as of counsel to the Rapaport Law Firm since 2012. Rachel graduated as a Kent Scholar from the Columbia Law School in 2000. She graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1997, where she attended on a one-quarter tuition music scholarship.
Rachel clerked for the Honorable John Gleeson on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, as well as the Honorable Morton I. Greenberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Rachel has worked at a big law firm in New York City, and a mid-sized litigation firm in Philadelphia. For the past two years, she has been selected among the Super Lawyers Rising Stars, as well as Top Women Attorneys in New York. Rachel plays an integral role in our firm's commercial litigation practice. Her advocacy skills and dedication have enabled our firm to achieve major victories in state and federal court on behalf of the nation's largest wireless carriers.
Rachel has two school-aged children, and plays clarinet with the Ridgewood Concert Band. Her other hobbies include tennis, distance running, and triathlons.