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 in the areas of securities, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, accountants’ liabilities, and commercial disputes. Her clients have included Compass, EQT Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Henkel, Honeywell, JELD-WEN, 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