Ms. Rappaport has broad experience in compensation and benefits issues associated with corporate acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings, restructurings and bankruptcies, and in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination in the employment relationship. She has a special focus on the design and documentation of carried interest and co-investment programs for executives managing investment funds. Active in lecturing, she is the author of numerous articles on a variety of compensation and benefits issues. She has been ranked Band 1 for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: New York in Chambers USA since 2007.
Ms. Rappaport has been a partner of the firm since 1985. She has served 3 terms as an elected member of the firm’s Policy Committee and has been a member of the firm’s Executive Group. She is also a founding member and adviser of the firm’s Women’s Initiative For Success, Excellence and Retention (“WISER”) as well as a member of its Diversity Committee. Before joining the firm in 1979, she was a Law Clerk to Chief Judge James S. Holden, U.S. District Court of the District of Vermont, from 1978 to 1979.