Rachel G. Packer currently represents lenders and financial institutions in a variety of consumer finance litigation matters. As a member of the consumer financial services team, she regularly handles disputes arising under TILA, RESPA, FCRA, FDCPA, and a variety of other state and federal statutes. Ms. Packer is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Ms. Packer has served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, U.S.B.J., in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey, and law clerk to the Honorable David B. Katz, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Family Part. During her clerkship, Ms. Packer was trained as a mediator and has experience mediating disputes between parties involved in Family Division cases.
A recipient of the Dean's Merit Scholarship, Ms. Packer received her law degree from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she was Senior Staff Editor of the Rutgers Law Record, and a member of the Women’s Law Forum and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. During her tenure at Rutgers, she served as a research assistant to Andrew Rothman, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, and Louis Raveson, Professor of Evidence. Culminating these achievements, Ms. Packer was honored with the Eric R. Neisser Pro Bono Service Award for her work with the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project.
Ms. Packer is a Barrister of both the Brennan-Vanderbilt American Inn of Court and the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, and a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also an Assistant Editor of The Affiliate, Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Diversity Subcommittee, and an Executive Committee Member of the NJSBA YLD.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rutgers Research Fellow||Rutgers School of Law - Newark||2011|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program||2008|
|Senior Staff Editor||Rutgers Law Record Law Journal||2007|
|Dean's Merit Scholarship||Rutgers School of Law - Newark||2005|
|Iota Iota Iota Honor Society||The College of New Jersey||2003|
|Dean's List||The College of New Jersey||2002|
|Associate||Blank Rome LLP||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Zucker Goldberg & Ackerman, LLC||2012 - 2013|
|Contract Attorney||The Levine Law Firm, LLC||2011 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg & Perkins, P.C.||2010 - 2011|
|Judicial Intern to the Hon. Rosemary Gambardella, U.S.B.J.||U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey||2009 - 2010|
|Law Clerk to the Hon. David B. Katz, J.S.C.||Superior Court Of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part||2008 - 2009|
|Summer Associate||Law Office of Anthony J. Pope, P.C.||2007 - 2007|
|Summer Associate||Rothenberg & Pashaian||2006 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|ABA YLD - The Affiliate||Assistant Editor||2012 - Present|
|Bankruptcy American Inn of Court||Barrister||2010 - Present|
|Brennan-Vanderbilt American Inn of Court||Barrister||2009 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Ethics and Professionalism Committee||Diversity Subcommittee Co-Chair||2009 - Present|
|Rutgers Moot Court Competition||Witness||2006 - 2006|
|Domestic Violence Advocacy Project||Student Facilitator||2005 - 2008|
|Rutgers Women's Law Forum||Member||2005 - 2008|
|Vox||Vice President and Founding Member||2002 - 2004|
|Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity||Member||2001 - 2004|
|Law360||Increased Muni Power Means Larger Fines for NJ Mortgages||2014|
|New Jersey Lawyer Magazine||The Mobile Generation: Ethical Considerations for Practicing in the Cloud||2013|
|The Affiliate (ABA Young Lawyers Division)||"'No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.' The ABA YLD Law Day 2012 Video Contest"||2012|
|ABA Young Advocates E-Newsletter||A Young Lawyer's Guide to Ethically Confronting Substance Abuse||2012|
|The Affiliate (ABA Young Lawyers Division)||"From Sea to Shining Sea: Law Day Activities Around the Country"||2012|
|Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|The College of New Jersey||Women's & Gender Studies/Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|