Gabriel Neil Rubin concentrates his practice in employment litigation and counseling, securities, professional liability, and general commercial matters.

Mr. Rubin has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, from effectively responding to pre-suit demands, tackling complicated discovery issues, prevailing on summary judgment and other dispositive motions, obtaining favorable settlements for clients, and handling jury trials including conducting direct and cross examination of witnesses and developing a winning strategy for success. Mr. Rubin handles all his matters with the understanding they can go to trial and strives to achieve the best results in the most cost-effective and efficient manner for his clients. Mr. Rubin also advises employers on a wide-variety of legal issues including hiring and termination, engaging in the interactive process, conducting workplace harassment and discrimination investigations, and compliance with wage and hour laws and other workplace regulations. In addition, Mr. Rubin has worked on a wide variety of commercial matters including contract disputes, securities litigation, and patent and trademark.

Mr. Rubin also has extensive experience in the field of securities and financial services. He has represented numerous clients and advised them on how to respond SEC and FINRA subpoenas, requests for information, and investigations and drafted successful motions to dismiss.  Recently, Mr. Rubin prevailed on a summary judgment motion disposing of a case in its entirety against a leading insurance and financial services company and several of its registered agents involving complicated issues relating to an IRS 412(i) plan.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rubin was a lead litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Palo Alto, California.

Earlier Mr. Rubin was senior associate at the Computer & Communications Industry Association where he handled government relations for prominent technology companies, providing them a voice in Washington D.C. on a host of issues important to their businesses. Before that, he served as the legislative clerk at the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, conducting oversight of regulatory agencies and executive departments, providing comments to proposed regulations, and assisting on drafting and passage of legislation.


  • California
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Northern District of California
    • Central District of California
    • Eastern District of California
    • Ninth Circuit


  • Georgetown University – J.D.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara – B.A.
    • with honors


  • Recognized by the California Habeas Project for outstanding work in securing the release of a victim of intimate partner battering.
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