• Hofstra University (B.A., 1968) 
  • State University of New York (Ph.D., 1974)
  • Catholic University, Columbus School of Law (J.D., 1984)


  • District of Columbia

Gary I. Rubin’s areas of expertise include pharmaceutical, environmental, products liability, and toxic tort law, with an emphasis on environmental litigation and counseling, and pharmaceutical products liability and toxic tort litigation (including pesticides and workplace chemical exposure).

In the toxic torts and pharmaceutical products liability arena, Mr. Rubin's practice focuses on corporate conduct, employee, and liability issues. He has developed successful strategies for the preparation and defense of depositions and trial testimony of dozens of current and former employees, including so-called "apex" employees. In the environmental arena, he litigates coverage issues on behalf of policyholders, provides oversight of Superfund remedial projects, conducts environmental due diligence reviews and audits, and provides counsel on federal and state UST programs, shareholder and successor liability in acquisitions and real estate transactions, CERCLA reporting requirements, and used oil and hazardous waste matters.

Mr. Rubin has experience in investigations of corporate practices in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and manufacturing industries.  He has conducted interviews of nearly 200 corporate employees on their practices, and has defended more than 130 depositions of those employees.

Mr. Rubin also is called upon to advise clients on electronic discovery, including designing document retention, identification, and production protocols.  He has substantial experience working with in-house counsel on all matters concerning ESI, and in negotiating with opposing counsel on the scope, form, and timing of electronic discovery as well as the protection of confidential or privileged information.  This experience also extends to negotiating and overseeing document production in multidistrict litigation.  He has represented corporations of all sizes with varying document management protocols, and tailors his e-discovery strategies to the litigation to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure compliance.

Mr. Rubin's thirty years of experience includes significant government service. As an attorney for the Environmental Defense Section of the Department of Justice, he represented the United States and its agencies in suits involving a variety of environmental statutes and regulations, including CERCLA/Superfund, RCRA, Clean Water, wetlands, TSCA, and FIFRA. He has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on CERCLA/Superfund and RCRA issues.

Mr. Rubin serves as a mediator in D.C. Superior Court’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Program on civil matters ranging from straightforward personal injury torts to more complex commercial disputes.  He recently completed Harvard Law School’s program on “Mediating Disputes” in its Program on Negotiation. He also serves as an arbitrator for the District of Columbia Bar’s Attorney/Client Arbitration Board.

Mr. Rubin is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI).


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