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David S. Rubin

Partner / Boston

Overview

David is a partner in Nutter's Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group. He represents clients in a broad range of industries, including utility and power generation, technology, private equity and financial services, and manufacturing. David also represents non-profit entities in health care, the arts, and social service.

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David’s practice encompasses virtually all aspects of labor and employment law.

Labor Relations and Litigation

David regularly represents and counsels unionized employers in collective bargaining, arbitration, and labor relations. He has also represented numerous employers confronting union organizing campaigns, strikes, and picketing. David has brought and defended claims before the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of companies.

Over the course of more than 25 years of practice, David has litigated employment-related cases on behalf of businesses in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. He has defended employers against claims for discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and a variety of other actions. In addition, he regularly advises and represents businesses and executives with respect to non-compete agreements and litigation.

Business Transactions

David represents companies, investors, entrepreneurs, and senior executives in the labor and employment aspects of all types of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and equity investments. He drafts and negotiates complex employment and separation agreements, as well as employee equity and benefit plans.

Employment Law
A substantial part of David’s practice is providing advice to companies on all types of employment law issues. He assists employers in structuring reductions-in-force, and with creating and administering employee benefit plans. David has extensive experience in wage and hour, affirmative action, and WARN Act compliance.

Experience

Experience

  • Proposed Acquisition

    Represented senior management team of medical-practice management organization through proposed acquisition by private equity fund

  • CIRCOR International, Inc.

    Acquisition of Critical Flow Solutions
    $210 million

  • Arbitration

    Defended major ballet orchestra in labor arbitration challenging termination of union musician

  • Affirmative Action Audit

    Assist government contractor prepare affirmative action plan and undergo audit by federal OFCCP

  • Union Negotiation

    Negotiate union contract on behalf of social service agency

News & Insights

Blog Posts

Honors

Honors

  • Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008 & 2010
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011-2015 
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2004, 2006-2015
  • Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system

Education & Admissions

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A.

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Notable Experience

Over the course of more than 25 years of practice, David has litigated employment-related cases on behalf of businesses in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. He has defended employers against claims for discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and a variety of other actions. In addition, he regularly advises and represents businesses and executives with respect to non-compete agreements and litigation.

Noteworthy

Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008 & 2010

Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011-2015

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006-2015

Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system