Jeffrey W. Rubin
Counsel | Philadelphia
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Jeffrey W. Rubin represents employers in state and federal courts and agencies in employment and labor matters ranging from employment discrimination and wage-and-hour disputes to non-competition litigation. Mr. Rubin devotes a significant portion of his practice to counseling employers on personnel issues to prevent disputes from arising and ensure ongoing compliance with legal requirements. He has extensive experience advising clients on wage-and-hour issues, proper classification of personnel, and restrictive covenants. Mr. Rubin also has significant experience negotiating and drafting employment, separation, and related agreements. Dechert’s Corporate and Securities teams frequently call upon Mr. Rubin to assist with labor issues arising in connection with corporate transactions.

  • Fox Television Stations in a highly publicized reverse-race discrimination case to a successful jury verdict in federal court in Pennsylvania. A former anchor claimed that he was subject to a double-standard, and treated less favorably than black employees, when his contract was not renewed following his use of the “n-word” at a work meeting. The jury rejected the anchor’s claim.
  • A leading building technology company in a putative class and collective action filed in federal court in New York alleging that the company had failed to pay prevailing wages required by New York state law. The court denied class action treatment and the matter was settled on an individual basis.
  • A publicly traded gaming company in its suit against a former employee in New York state court for breach of a restrictive covenant. The matter was settled following the filing of the lawsuit.
  • A national veterinary supply company in a suit that it filed against two former executives in federal court in Idaho alleging that these executives engaged in competitive activities, related party transactions, and other wrongful acts. After a preliminary injunction hearing, the court granted equitable relief against the executives. The matter was settled while on appeal to the Ninth Circuit.
  • A national veterinary supply company in a suit that it filed against two former employees in federal court in New York for allegedly engaging in competitive activities in violation of the employees’ contractual obligations. The employees’ new employer was also named for interfering with those contractual obligations. The matter settled following a stipulated injunction negotiated by the parties.
  • A national landscaping company in a nationwide collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act and putative class action under state law for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage when accounting for certain expenses borne by the employees. The case was pending in federal court in Pennsylvania and was settled.
  • A lending company in a suit filed in Pennsylvania state court alleging that it had improperly hired a large number of employees from a competitor. After the court denied the plaintiff’s request for injunctive relief, the matter was settled.
  • A retailer in a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act and putative class action under state wage-and-hour law alleging that service technicians performed off-the-clock work. The matter settled prior to certification of a collective or class action.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • 2018 Philadelphia Fall Labor and Employment Seminar — Philadelphia, PA (October 24, 2018) 
    • Muhlenberg College, B.S., 2000, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, DANA Scholar
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2004, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, member of the Inns of Court, recipient of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association’s James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy, Senior Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law, Student Counsel, Legal Internship, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
    • Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, Honorable Stephen Skillman