Rachel Fritzler is a litigation partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Rachel has worked on a broad range of matters representing Fortune 500 companies with a particular focus on securities litigation, high-stakes commercial disputes, accountants’ liabilities, M&A-related litigation and antitrust disputes. Her clients have included EQT Corporation, Honeywell, GlaxoSmithKline, Henkel, JELD-WEN, Compass and United Airlines.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Five Ways Securities Class Action Defendants Can Play Offense,” New York Law Journal, December 2021 

“State Standing, Federal Laws: Will ‘TransUnion’ Lead to a Surge in Federal Claims in New York State Court?,” New York Law Journal, November 2021


Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Securities Litigation: Defense, 2023

Recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List,” 2020–2023

Two-time recipient of the Sanctuary for Families Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy, 2013 and 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors, Volunteers of Legal Service


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012, New York
  • 2010, Wisconsin (inactive)


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware


  • University of Wisconsin Law SchoolJ.D.summa cum laude2010

    Order of the Coif

  • Northern Michigan UniversityB.A., Political Sciencesumma cum laude2004