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Denise A. Rubin

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Biography

Denise A. Rubin is an experienced and accomplished personal injury litigator with a track record of success for her clients. Denise possesses a broad base of experience; she has served as an attorney in the New York State Court System and worked for both plaintiff's and defense firms. This has given her an insight into how her adversaries approach a case and how the courts are likely to treat it.

Denise focuses her practice on construction accidents and other cases under the New York Labor Law, where her extensive experience enables her to successfully sort out the owners, contractors, sub-contractors and other parties that can be involved. In what was deemed by Southern District of New York Federal District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein as "the most complex case in the history of American mass tort litigation," Ms. Rubin was the primary briefing and appellate attorney for more than ten thousand first responders and construction workers who suffered illnesses related to their work in the recovery and clean-up efforts at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City. See, Hellerstein, et al., Managerial Judging: The 9/11 Responders' Tort Litigation, 98 Cornell Law Review, Issue 1, November 2012.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1990
  • New York University
    • B.S. - 1983
  • College of Business and Public Administration
    • Major: Marketing

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2012

Published Works

  • Does Early Breast Cancer Diagnosis Affect Cure, Survival?, MEDICAL-LEGAL ASPECTS OF CANCER LITIGATION, Leader Pub., NY, Vol. I, No. 1, p.1, Feb., 1995

Representative Cases

  • Albin v. Schulman, No. 94 CIV 7688 (RWS), 1997 WL 473554, 1997, S.D.N.Y., 1997175443
  • Astuto v. Hogan , 219 A.D.2d 692, 631 N.Y.S.2d 761, 1995, 2d Dep't, 1995194593
  • Cives Steel Company v. Unit Builders, Inc., B A.D.2d B, 692 N.Y.S.2d 65, 1999, 1st Dep't, 1999143316
  • Cohn v. Haddad, 244 A.D.2d 519, 664 N.Y.S.2d 621, 1997, 2d Dep't , 1997235364
  • Czeisler v. Williams, 259 A.D.2d 278, 686 N.Y.S.2d 43, 1999, 1st Dep't, 1999070338
  • DeLeon v. The Rajon Company, 243 A.D.2d 366, 664 N.Y.S.2d 545, 1997, 1st Dep't, 1997216772
  • Farkas v. Saary, 191 A.D.2d 178, 594 N.Y.S.2d 195, 1993, 1st Dep't, 1993064426
  • Greenfield v. Philles Records, Inc., 243 A.D.2d 353, 674 N.Y.S.2d 1, 1997, 1st Dep't, 1997217361
  • Greenfield v. Philles Records, Inc., 248 A.D. 2d 212, 670 N.Y.S.2d 73, 1998, 1st Dep't, 1998074905
  • Gumo v. Canzoneri, 1999 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6063, 1999, 2d Dep't
  • Gumo v. Canzoneri, 693 N.Y.S.2d 618, 1999 N.Y. Div. LEXIS 7805, 1999, 2d Dep't, 1999158543
  • Gumo v. Incorporated Village of Malverne, 260 A.D.2d 577, 686 N.Y.S.2d 733, 1999, 2d Dep't, 1999105698
  • Koren v. Weihs, 201 A.D.2d 268, 607 N.Y.S.2d 257 , 1994, 1st Dep't, 1994037830
  • Labate v. Plotkin, 195 A.D.2d 444, 600 N.Y.S.2d 144, 1993, 2d Dep't , 1993140318
  • LaGuna v. 285 Central Park West, 244 A.D.2d 241, 665 N.Y.S.2d 844, 1997, 1st Dep't, 1997246065
  • Larson v. Cabrini Medical Center, 175 Misc.2d 573, 669 N.Y.S.2d 172, 1998, Sup. Ct., NY Cty., 1998058348
  • Lenze v. Lehrer McGovern Bovis, 245 A.D.2d 209, 665 N.Y.S.2d 899, 1997, 1st Dep't, 1997250164
  • Morales v. City of New York, 245 A.D.2d 431, 666 N.Y.S.2d 200, 1997, 2d Dep't , 1997247010
  • Nwaru v. Leeds Management Inc., 236 A.D.2d 252, 654 N.Y.S.2d 338, 1997, 1st Dep't, 1997051023
  • Seung-Min Oh v. Gelco Corporation, 257 A.D.2d 385, 683 N.Y.S.2d 95, 1999, 1st Dep't, 1999027903
  • Palestrant v. Garcia, 189 A.D.2d 558, 592 N.Y.S.2d 21, 1993, 1st Dep't, 1993019885
  • Reid v. The Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York, 254 A.D.2d 139, 679 N.Y.S.2d 34, 1998, 1st Dep't, 1998218601
  • Ricciuti v. N.Y.C. Transit Authority, 124 F.3d 123, 1997, 2d Cir., 1997175178
  • Robinson v. Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, 221 A.D.2d 328, 633 N.Y.S.2d 792, 1995, 2d Dep't , 1995227081
  • Robinson v. Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, 221 A.D.2d 328, 633 N.Y.S.2d 1010, 1995, 2d Dep't, 1995232921
  • Romano v. Marks, 231 A.D.2d 563, 647 N.Y.S.2d 272, 1996, 2d Dep't , 1996214502
  • Schrager v. Ransohoff, 186 A.D.2d 386, 588 N.Y.S.2d 1008, 1992, 1st Dep't, 1992187869
  • Schrager v. New York University, 227 A.D.2d 189, 642 N.Y.S.2d 243, 1996, 1st Dep't, 1996112475
  • Sterling v. Interlake Industries, Inc., 154 F.R.D.579, 1994, E.D.N.Y., 1994098493
  • Utica Mutual Insurance Company v. Gruzlewski, 217 A.D.2d 903, 630 N.Y.S.2d 826, 1995, 4th Dept., 1995148777
  • Wausau Insurance Companies v. Feldman, 213 A.D.2d 179, 623 N.Y.S.2d 242, 1995, 1st Dep't, 1995062684
  • Whelan by Whelan v. GTE Sylvania Products, Inc., 182 A.D.2d 446, 582 N.Y.S.2d 170, 1992, 1st Dep't, 1992073577

Honors

  • New York Metro SuperLawyers®, 2012 - 2020
  • New York Metro SuperLawyers® Best Women Attorneys in New York, 2014 - 2020
  • Fellow, Litigation Council of America, 2012 - 2020

Classes & Seminars

  • Moderator: How Your Small Firm or Solo Practice Can Minimize Ethics Complaints and Negative Outcomes; New York City Bar Association, Small Firm Practice Symposium, for Committee on Professional Responsibility. November 9, 2017
  • Panelist: 41st Annual Conference on Environmental Law; American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy & Resources, March 21-23, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Panelist for “Hydraulic Fracturing on Trial: Possibilities, Pollution, and Preemption;” and for: “Part 2: Discussion of Emerging State and Interstate Hydraulic Fracturing Controversies”
  • Panelist: Mealey’s Diet Drug Litigation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • Gillers, Stephen, and Rubin, Denise A., An Attorney’s Ethical Obligations Relating to Disclosure of His/Her Health Issues To Clients, Colleagues and the Court, Outline and Written Materials Prepared for Continuing Legal Education Course Presented Jointly by the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (“JALBCA”), The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and The Saint Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center (SVCCC): Managing Your Career and Cancer: Ethical, Professional and Emotional Considerations After Diagnosis. October 27, 1999
  • Panelist: "Appeals from the Inside Out: An Introduction;" Continuing Legal Education Seminar Sponsored by Appellate Courts Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association -- May 19, 1997
  • Panelist: "Roadblocks To A Successful Appeal And How To Overcome Them;" Continuing Legal Education Seminar Sponsored by Appellate Courts Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association -- May 2, 1995

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association, Committee on Professional Responsibility
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association