Rachel A. Schwartzman

University Counsel at Fairfield University

Rachel Schwartzman joined Fairfield University in 2019 as the institution’s first in-house counsel. As University Counsel, Ms. Schwartzman oversees all legal matters involving Fairfield University, including litigation, contracts, transactions, governance, policy, compliance, and regulatory matters. In this capacity, she advises executive and senior leadership on a wide and complex range of legal issues affecting both Fairfield University and Fairfield Prep.

Prior to joining Fairfield University, Ms. Schwartzman served as Associate General Counsel for the University of Bridgeport. Before transitioning to her university counsel career, Ms. Schwartzman was a litigator at the firm Cohen and Wolf, P.C. with a primary focus on employment law. Ms. Schwartzman received her BA from Hamilton College and her JD from Pace University.


  • University Counsel

    Current role

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