Thomas Rubinsky

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PROFILE

Mr. Rubinsky’s practice focuses on civil litigation, corporate investigations, and white collar criminal defense.

Mr. Rubinsky has represented defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of contract, tort, entertainment, putative class action, and other complex commercial disputes in both trial and appellate courts. Mr. Rubinsky deploys his extensive experience in all aspects of case development and management, from drafting initial pleadings to examining witnesses at trial to defending or challenging decisions on appeal, to efficiently and effectively advocate for his clients’ interests.

Mr. Rubinsky earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as executive editor of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and associate editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review, and where he received the Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Torts. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Williams College, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

After law school, Mr. Rubinsky served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Marsha J. Pechman of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rubinsky was a litigation associate at the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he litigated in state and federal courts across the country and represented clients in white collar investigations.

Mr. Rubinsky is admitted to practice in California, the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D.
  • Williams College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Cases

  • Represented board members of medical technology start up in fraud investigations and civil litigation against company
  • Represented leading financial institution in litigation alleging deceptive sales practices, securing dismissal in the district court and successfully defending dismissal on appeal in the Ninth Circuit
  • Represented Fortune 50 company in employee benefits putative class action
  • Represented individuals in fraud and negligence action against large financial institution’s charitable arm
  • Represented bank CEO in Bank Secrecy Act investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Represented CFO of publicly-traded company in insider trading investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represented international media company and its U.S. subsidiary in anti-SLAPP proceedings, including a successful challenge to the trial court’s decision in the California Court of Appeal
  • Represented public university system against claims that universities violated constitutional due process rights

Clerkship

  • Hon. Marsha J. Pechman – U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington