Rachelle Bin will assume the role of general counsel at Fox Rothschild, effective April 1, the law firm announced Monday.
She will work out of the firm’s Princeton office, though she is expected to travel widely in the role.
Bin, currently the firm’s deputy general counsel, will succeed Thomas Paradise, who will be retiring. Paradise, who became Fox’s first general counsel in 2005, has served in that role for 18 years. Paradise built the risk management function into a premier team of 40 professionals throughout the firm’s 29 U.S. offices who handle a comprehensive range of professional liability issues.
Bin is a first-generation citizen of the U.S. Her parents fled Cuba in 1960, and she was born and raised in Los Angeles, with Spanish as her first language. Her parents emphasized education as a top priority, and Bin earned her B.A. from the UCLA and her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. She is fluent in Spanish as well as French.
Firmwide Managing Partner Mark Morris applauded both Bin and Paradise.
“For more than a decade now, Rachelle has been an integral team member in our Office of General Counsel, working side-by-side with Tom as they field inquiries from lawyers throughout the firm, facilitate integration of new laterals and generally do the often-invisible but nonetheless critical risk prevention and mitigation work essential to our successful firm operation and growth,” he said.
“With her years of institutional knowledge and her unparalleled mediation skills, paired with the deep and meaningful relationships she has cultivated with attorneys throughout the firm, Rachelle will provide preeminent leadership to our risk management function.
“Tom can savor his much-deserved retirement knowing that the team he built is in the best and most capable hands to move the needle forward for us.”
Bin joined Fox in 2010 as assistant general counsel, and, in 2021, she was promoted to deputy general counsel. She is skilled in dispute resolution and liability issues and advises firm attorneys on legal matters relating to risk management, ethics and compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. Bin also manages litigation against the firm and its attorneys, supervises outside counsel and handles all aspects of settlements. In her new role, she will continue to provide counsel to the Executive Committee, the firm’s governing body, on policies and procedures; and provide risk management assistance to the firm’s nationwide network of 1,000 attorneys.
She has the full support of Paradise.
“Rachelle holds herself, and others, to the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. She has played a pivotal role in our risk management team since she joined the firm, and I am confident she will successfully navigate this new role with ease,” he said. “I look forward to watching, from afar, all that she will accomplish.”
Active in the community and a leader in the legal field, Bin was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal to its “Unsung Heroes” and “Diverse Attorneys of the Year” lists. She is a trustee of Saint Elizabeth University in New Jersey.
Among her prior roles, she served as senior legal counsel for Univision Communications in California and was a former deputy trial counsel for the State Bar of California.