Rachel Jaffe Mauceri is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group with more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in complex corporate bankruptcy and restructuring matters. Rachel is known as a strong communicator and collaborator with a record of success in developing client relationships across disciplines.
Rachel participates in all aspects of in- and out-of-court restructurings, with deep knowledge across a range of industries, including health care, retail, energy, automotive, oil and gas, mortgage servicing, real estate, and telecommunications. She regularly represents official committees in Chapter 11 cases and has extensive experience counseling companies in pre-negotiated and traditional bankruptcy proceedings as well as out-of-court workouts; advising stalking horse and other bidders in distressed and bankruptcy-related transactions; representing borrowers and financial institutions in the negotiation and documentation of secured lending facilities; advising indenture trustees and second lien lenders; representing pension and health plans in connection with collective bargaining issues and proceedings under Sections 1113 and 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code; and counseling vendors, contract parties and other significant creditors and parties in interest on a variety of bankruptcy-related litigation and other issues.
Rachel is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Pennsylvania & Surrounds. She was named to the IFLR 1000 United States as a Notable Practitioner in 2022 and as a Rising Star in 2021, 2020 and 2019 in the area of Restructuring, and named as a Rising Star, Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate in The Legal 500 US (2019). She represented Tribe 9 Foods in its 2021 purchase of Carla’s Pasta, winner of the Food & Beverage Restructuring of the Year at the 14th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards. She also represented The Bank of New York Mellon, as Indenture Trustee, in connection with the sale of North Philadelphia Health System, a transaction that won the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Sector Deal of the Year, in the category of "Healthcare and Life Sciences (Under $100MM)."
Professional Associations and Activities
An active participant in industry organizations, Rachel regularly speaks and writes on current issues and topics in bankruptcy. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Chapter Presidents Counsel of the Turnaround Management Association and as a member of TMA Global’s Executive Board and board of directors, and is Chair of TMA’s Philadelphia/Wilmington chapter. Rachel is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and IWIRC. She is co-chair of the 2023 VALCON conference, and is Secretary of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project.
Prior to joining Robinson & Cole, Rachel worked for two global law firms in New York and Philadelphia, respectively, focusing on bankruptcy and restructuring matters. While in law school, she interned for Judge Prudence Beatty Abram (ret.) of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.