With a wealth of experience gained over nearly four decades in practice, Gary Rubin embraces each case and the challenge of assembling the client’s corporate story with intense focus. Whether resolving disputes in alignment with client’s business needs, or effortlessly connecting with clients and juries, Gary recognizes stories are used to share knowledge, inspire action and change minds and skillfully helps to bring his client’s corporate story to life at trial.

Known to “get the job done,” Gary’s areas of expertise include pharmaceutical, environmental, and products liability law, with a focus on pharmaceutical products liability litigation, medical device litigation, and environmental litigation and counseling. As a marathon runner and long-distance bicyclist, with an appreciation for being able to go the distance, Gary’s practice also includes significant experience in internal investigations, including whistleblower matters, and representation of corporate representatives in deposition and at trial. As a result, 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.

Gary’s decades 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. In the area of environmental law, Gary has litigated coverage issues on behalf of policyholders, provided oversight of Superfund remedial projects, and conducted environmental due diligence reviews and audits.

In the area of E-Discovery, including designing document retention, identification, and production protocols, Gary 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.

Having completed Harvard Law School’s program on “Mediating Disputes” in its Program on Negotiation, Gary is a mediator for the D.C. Court of Appeals, a mediator in D.C. Superior Court’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Program, and an arbitrator for the District of Columbia Bar’s Attorney/Client Arbitration Board.


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


  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member, since 1999


Insights & Events

"After fewer than six hours of deliberations . . . the jury in Middlesex County Superior Court handed down its 7-1 decision in the case of Beverly Meng shortly after 11 a.m. Meng's lawsuit was the second to go on trial in the New Jersey mass tort, and Novartis has won both."