Rachel Zuraw ESQ | Gonzalo Law


Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
2002 – 2006
A.B. Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania
Carey Law School
Philadelphia, PA
2006 – 2009
Juris Doctorate

University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
2007- 2009
M.B.E., Bioethics




Rachel Zuraw is a health care attorney, bioethicist, and professional educator. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law, Attorney Zuraw also holds a graduate degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is currently Director of Professional Development at the UC Berkeley School of Law, where she plays a lead role in the strategic development of law degree programs and advises international law students. She also creates and teaches courses for upper-level law students on the intersection of ethics, health law, and pharmaceutical innovation.

Prior to her academic career, she served as a health care litigation attorney at a top-ranked California law firm. Her practice spanned all areas of health law litigation and counseling, including appellate practice. Ms. Zuraw represented long-term care facilities in civil, administrative, and regulatory proceedings involving a wide range of issues, as well as represented and counseled medical staffs with regard to the peer review process and ethics-based decision-making. She authored appellate and amicus briefs on behalf of health care clients on a variety of topics, including writ petitions in both superior and appellate court. Ms. Zuraw is also expert in public health law and current issues in bioethics.

  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Education
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare Compliance
  • Bioethics
  • Intersection of Privacy and Medical Devices
  • Treatment of Individuals with Declining Rational Capacity
  • Pharmaceutical Access
  1. Digital Health Privacy and Age: Quality and Safety Improvement in Long-Term-Care, 17 Indiana Health Law Review 85 (2020), Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 20-07. Rachel Zuraw and Tara Sklar. Published February 26, 2020 at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3544959.
  2. Preparing to Age in Place: The Role of Medicaid Waivers in Elder Abuse Prevention, 28 Annals of Health Law 195 (2019), Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 18-34. Rachel Zuraw and Tara Sklar. Published July 1, 2019 at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3284589.
  3. Consenting in the Dark: Choose Your Own DeceptionThe American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB 2013, 13 (11): 57-9. Rachel Zuraw.
  4. Exceptionalism Denied: Obesity Does Not Negate the Ability to Give Informed Consent,The American Journal of Bioethics 10:12, 27-28. Rachel Zuraw. Published online December 14, 2010.
  5. An Argument Against the Feasibility of Taxing Cosmetic Surgery, AMA Journal of Ethics, Virtual Mentor 2010; 12(5): 365-400. Rachel Zuraw and Lauren Sydney Flicker. Published May 2010.