Rachel Insalaco


    Rachel is a member of the Professional Liability Department, where she focuses her practice in the areas of employment law and education.

    In 2021, Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and was inducted to the Order of the Coif legal honor society. She was a recipient of the Dorothy Day Award, which recognizes students who have completed fifty hours or more of pro bono service during their time in law school.

    As a law student, Rachel was involved in numerous extracurricular activities. She was a Staff Writer and Managing Editor of Student Works for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal, as well as a member of Villanova’s National Trial Team. She also worked as a research assistant in the areas of both sports law and tax law, conducting research into such varied topics as the impact of name/image/likeness legislation on college athletics, the sports industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the relationship between the income tax system and executive compensation.

    In addition, Rachel held multiple internships and volunteer positions during her time at Villanova, working as a summer clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a Legal Services Coordinator for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and a Student Attorney for the Villanova University Clinic for Law & Entrepreneurship.

    After graduating, Rachel was a law clerk for The Honorable Terrence R. Nealon in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, and later an Associate Attorney with a Brooklyn-based law firm focusing on performing arts immigration.

    Published Works

    "Making the Extraordinary Ordinary: Examining the Impact of Shifting Immigration Policies on Professional Athletics in the United States," (Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal, Volume XXVIII, Issue 1)

    “Advice to the Sinners and Denial by the Saints: The New Orleans Saints’ Uncertain Role in the Roman Catholic Church’s Child Abuse Scandal,” The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law (blog), Spring 2020

    “The National Football League’s Blind Side: Why the League’s Efforts to End Violence Against Women Should Be Aimed at Personnel as Well as Players,” The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law (blog), Fall 2019

    New York
    U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2021)
    New York University (B.M., 2018)
    Associations & memberships
    Lackawanna Bar Association, Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division
    Year joined