Gale Rubenstein is a partner and a member of the Executive Committee at Goodmans. She practices in the areas of commercial insolvency, restructuring and pensions, with an emphasis on financial institutions both domestic and international, including life insurers, property and casualty insurers and deposit-taking institutions.
Gale was senior counsel to the investor committee that oversaw the restructuring of Canadian Third Party Asset-Backed Commercial Paper, to the province of Ontario on the GM and Chrysler restructurings and GM IPO and to the Superintendent of Financial Services of Ontario regarding the Algoma and Stelco pension plans and was the provincial facilitator on changes to certain public sector jointly sponsored pension plans. Gale has also been counsel to the liquidators of numerous financial institutions including Confederation Life Insurance Company, Union of Canada Life Insurance, Northumberland General Insurance Company and the Canadian branches of Reliance, Orion and English and American Insurance Companies.
Gale is a member of the Board of Directors of Hydro One and the Insolvency Institute of Canada.
Gale has been the author of numerous papers including the chapter on Canada in Cross-Frontier Insolvency of Insurance Companies (Sweet & Maxwell), Bank Insolvency, An International Guide for Deposit Insurers (INSOL International), and International Insurance Law and Regulation, Insurer Receiverships (Oceana). Most recently, Gale was an editor of the Canadian chapter on cross-border insurance insolvency for the ABA Handbook, a leading resource for practitioners in the field of insurance company insolvency.
Gale is identified as a leading practitioner of restructuring and insolvency law by legal publications including the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the 2012 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's Report on Business Magazine, Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, IFLR 1000, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers and Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, PLC's Which Lawyer? and Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook and Law Business Research's Who's Who International of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers and Who's Who Legal: Canada. She has an AV Preeminent™ peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Insolvency Institute of Canada
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation