Partner / LOS ANGELES,
Partner / LOS ANGELES
John Rubiner, a partner at the firm and chair of the labor and employment group and member of the litigation group, represents employers facing claims and threats from their current or former employees. These claims include discrimination, harassment, wage and hour and class actions. Mr. Rubiner helps employers quickly identify the issues they are facing as well as how to achieve the best outcomes.
Additionally, when former employers steal trade secrets or new hires potentially bring competitors trade secrets, Mr. Rubiner advises employers on how to best deal with these threats. Mr. Rubiner regularly advises clients on a range of employment issues including policies, procedures, handbooks, executive employment agreements and terminations.
Mr. Rubiner’s approach to litigation matches each client’s budget, tolerance and overall needs. In short, he does what’s needed obtain the desired outcome. Mr. Rubiner has litigated hundreds of matters in state and federal courts and arbitrations.
Mr. Rubiner spent almost five years working in the Civil Division of one of the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country. While there, Mr. Rubiner handled all aspects of defending the United States and its agencies and employees. This experience has given Mr. Rubiner a tremendous insight into how cases typically progress to resolution and how judges and juries are most likely to respond to the facts of the case. Mr. Rubiner developed an outstanding track record of winning cases on motions, at trial and, if necessary, on appeal.
In addition to extensive pro bono work assisting non-profits with employment litigation and employment advice, Mr. Rubiner was president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association – a full-service bar representing over 6,000 lawyers in Western Los Angeles County and beyond. Under Mr. Rubiner’s leadership, the Bar continued its activism and activities by presenting over 200 programs and events and regularly voicing its support for civil rights and the Rule of Law.
Mr. Rubiner is on the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and helps to lead, educate and inspire state, local and specialty bar leaders at biannual meetings. Mr. Rubiner is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Rubiner regularly participates in national seminars concerning bar leadership and employment law. Most recently, Mr. Rubiner taught a course on litigation holds in employment litigation to attorneys across the country.