Rachel Jaffe Mauceri is a corporate bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer with more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in complex matters. She is a partner with the firm’s Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group and resident in the Philadelphia office. 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 domestic and international restructurings. She has significant transactional and litigation experience in a range of industries, including retail, energy, automotive, oil and gas, mortgage servicing, health care, real estate, and telecommunications. She has represented companies in pre-negotiated and traditional bankruptcy proceedings as well as out-of-court workouts; advised official committees and individual committee members; represented pension and health plans in connection with collective bargaining issues and proceedings under sections 1113 and 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code; advised indenture trustees and second lien lenders; represented borrowers and financial institutions in the negotiation and documentation of secured lending facilities; advised stalking horse and other bidders in distressed and bankruptcy-related transactions; and advised vendors, contract parties and other significant creditors and parties in interest on a variety of bankruptcy-related 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 Rising Star in 2021, 2020 and 2019 and as a Notable Practitioner in 2022 in the area of Restructuring, and named as a Rising Star, Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate in The Legal 500 US (2019). She 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
Rachel is actively involved in a number of industry organizations, and regularly moderates and participates in panel discussions on current issues and topics in bankruptcy and writes on bankruptcy-related matters. She currently serves as President of the Philadelphia/Wilmington chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, and as a member of TMA Global’s board of directors. She is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and IWIRC. Rachel is co-chair of the 2022 VALCON conference, and sits on the board 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.