Rachel Moynihan

Rachel Moynihan Partner

P 617 670 8452 F 617 670 8801
125 High Street
Oliver Street Tower, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
125 High Street, Oliver Street Tower, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

Rachel is a partner in the Boston office with over 15 years of experience representing clients in complex civil litigation matters. She focuses her practice in commercial litigation, employment law and product liability. Her clients include health care institutions, restaurant and hospitality companies, transportation industries, vehicle franchises, and medical and pharmaceutical leaders. In addition to institutional clients, Rachel also represents individual executives, business partners and health care providers and practices on a variety of employment, partnership dispute, and professional liability matters.

Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • US District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2008
  • US Supreme Court, 2009
  • Suffolk University Law School, JD, 2005
  • College of the Holy Cross, BA, Political Science, 2002

Rachel has successfully first and second chaired multiple jury trials, and has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending state and federal court claims in multiple jurisdictions across the country. As post trial counsel, she overturned  a $2M verdict in an employment discrimination action. She also prevailed in summary judgment on multiple employment discrimination actions. She succeeded with a summary judgment motion that established new standards for classification of retirement accounts under the Massachusetts Wage Act. Rachel successfully challenged venue and obtained a dismissal in a premise liability action.



  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2013 – 2020)
  • Irish Legal 100’s 40 Under 40 (2016)
News & Insights


  • “Bar Moves to Stem Skepticism as Med Mal Reforms take Effect,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, June 2013
  • “Case Highlights Growing Use of High/ Low Deals,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, December 2013
  • “Med Mal Defendants Unlikely to Feel Interest Rate, Cap Changes,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, December 2012