John K. Rubiner

Partner

Los Angeles – Downtown, CA
D 213.615.7060
[email protected]

Education

  • B.S. Finance, with high honors, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1987)
  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1990)

Interdisciplinary Teams

Home Owners Associations (HOA)

Overview

John K. Rubiner is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Los Angeles office and is Chair of the firm’s Southern California Employment Team which consists of over a dozen employment attorneys. He is a highly experienced trial attorney who has tried to verdict a wide array of jury, bench and arbitration matters. His experience also includes five years Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles.

Mr. Rubiner has defended employers in virtually every type of employment case in his nearly 25 years of private practice. He has handled hundreds of discrimination, wage and hour, and harassment cases ranging from single plaintiffs to class action cases involving thousands of class members. He also regularly handles ADA accessibility suits, and Fair Housing Act claims.

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Bar Admissions

California

Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California

Wisconsin 

Publications & Engagements
  • Edelson and Kay, eds., Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California (State Bar of California 2014 Ed.) (Co-Author of Chapters 13-16, re criminal liability for trade secret theft)
  • Access Denied, Los Angeles Lawyer, February 2006 (Co-Author)
  • Access Denied, Using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Restrict Employee Mobility, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, June 2006 (Co-Author)
  • Using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in Employment Cases, California Labor and Employment Law Review, March 2007 (Co-Author)
  • Edelson and Kay, eds., Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California (State Bar of California 2009 and 2011 Supplement) (Co-Author of Chapters 13-15, re criminal liability for trade secret theft)
  • Co-Author, Chapter 6: General Evidentiary Issues for Workplace-Related ESI, Workplace Data Law and Litigation (Bloomberg BNA 2013)
  • Book Review, 8 UCLA J.Envtl. L. & Pol’y. 119 (1988)
Affiliations
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association:
    • President (2012-2013)
    • President Elect (2011-2012)
    • Board of Governors (1993-2003, 2008-2014)
    • Chair, Litigation Section Dinner (2017-Present)
    • Various Committees (1992-Present)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers: President (1997-1998)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
    • Executive Council (2014-17)
    • Program Committee (2014-Present)
    • Finance Committee (co-chair 2016-2018)
  • ABA, Labor and Employment Section (2017-18 – track coordinator for Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation at 2018 Annual Meeting)
Awards and Recognition
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Rated (2000 to the present)
  • Southern California Super Lawyer (2014 – present)
  • Executive Director’s Award, Beverly Hills Bar Association (2003)
  • Barrister of the Year Award, Beverly Hills Bar Association (1998)
  • Special Achievement Award United States Dept. of Justice (1996, 1997)
  • Public Counsel, Super Volunteer Award (1995)
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Employment Law Update, Association of California Health Districts, Webinar, May 2019
  • Update in Employment and Immigration Law, Video Games Bar Association Los Angeles Summit, May 2017 (co-presenter on employment)
  • Litigation Holds in Employment Lawsuits: Creating an Early and Effective Plan for Collecting and Preserving ESI, Stafford, Webinar, April 2016
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting, Member Mobilization: Engagement Strategies for Your Bar, February 2016
  • American Bar Assn., Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, Get It In, Keep it Out — ESI in Evidence: You Have Collected It — Now How Do You Use It, March 2014
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, ESI Miami (Moderator – electronic discovery issues) American Bar Assn., Section of Labor and Employment Law, March 2012
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, Emerging Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Media, American Bar Assn., Section of Labor and Employment Law, March 2011
  • The Times They Are E-Changing: How California’ s new e-discovery rules will dramatically alter the litigation landscape, Beverly Hills Bar Association, October 2009
  • Second Annual CLE Conference, E-Discovery, What’s Practical for Employers and Employees, American Bar Assn., Section of Labor and Employment Law, September 2008