Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee


Rachel advises private companies and financial institutions on complex legal, regulatory, and contractual matters relating to the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and advises clients on employment, labor, benefits, and executive compensation issues in corporate M&A and finance transactions, including due diligence and negotiation of transaction documents.
Rachel is a leading member of the firm’s U.S. Asian Affinity Network and U.S. Associates Council and a member of the A&O Alumni Advisory Board. Under her leadership, A&O received diversity awards from bar associations, such as the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association of New York. Rachel speaks Korean and Spanish and has represented clients before the immigration and family courts on pro bono matters, in which she successfully obtained legal status and employment eligibility for her clients. Rachel is a recipient of awards for her leadership in and contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, pro bono and community investment, and recruitment efforts.



Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2019

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 2019


B.S., International Politics, Georgetown University, cum laude, 2013

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2018

President of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

ABA Negotiations Regional Champion


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.