February 25, 2020

Rachel L. Fried

Rachel L. Fried is an associate in both the Litigation and the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice groups. She focuses on insurance coverage matters, and has experience representing policyholder clients in pre-litigation coverage disputes and in both state and federal courts. In her employee benefits practice, Ms. Fried advises clients on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including on litigations and corporate transactions.

Representative Matters

  • Represents major private equity firm in litigation for insurance coverage under property and pollution legal liability policies for catastrophic storm damage at multiple commercial properties.
  • Represents corporate policyholder in litigation for insurance coverage for asbestos claims.
  • Assists employer sponsors of tax-qualified retirement plans in developing plan governance documents and in plan administration.
  • Counsels on employee benefits and executive compensation issues in large corporate transactions.
  • Prepared submission on behalf of client under IRS Determination Letter program.

Pro Bono

  • Represents individual and organizational plaintiffs in conjunction with the ACLU in litigation challenging President Trump’s executive orders imposing a ban on entry by individuals from predominantly Muslim countries.
  • Represented student and parent plaintiffs in litigation against the Philadelphia School District for violations of special education laws.
  • Advised immigrants' rights advocacy organization on constitutionality and legality of immigration court policy.
  • Advised non-profit organization on compliance and HR concerns regarding disgruntled former employee.


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2014, Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, Editor-in-Chief
  • New York University, B.A., 2010, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Articles in the National Law Review database by Rachel L. Fried