Jennifer B. Rubin: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Jennifer B. Rubin


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Practice Areas

  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee Mobility, Noncompetes & Trade Secrets
  • Employment Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Wage & Hour
  • Transactions & Due Diligence
  • Counseling, Training & Employment Practices, Risk Mitigation
  • Employment, Labor & Benefits
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Defense of Employment Discrimination & Harassment Claims
  • Technology, Communications & Media
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Professional Services
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.692.6766
Fax: 212-983-3115
University University of Connecticut, BA, History, 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut, JD, 1989
AdmittedCalifornia; Connecticut; New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States District Court for the Central District of California; United States Tax Court; United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the Northern District of California; United States District Court for the Northern District of New York; United States District Court for the Southern District of California; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

Jen focuses her bi-coastal C-suite executive compensation practice on meeting the increasingly complex employment needs of executives of public and private corporations.

When she isn't negotiating employment, equity and severance arrangements, Jen leverages her twenty-five years of experience as a trial lawyer to help clients craft business solutions to legal problems.

While Jen is a zealous advocate in the courtroom, she relishes her role as counselor and focuses her practice on solving employee mobility issues, litigating wage and hour class actions, and making employment regulations accessible for her corporate clients. Some of her more recent representative litigation matters include:

•Obtained a judgment after trial for a medical device manufacturer against its former CEO affirming the company's termination of the CEO for cause under an employment agreement, and an award of legal fees for the company against the former CEO.
•Represented a leading provider of cloud computing applications and members of its management team in an employee non-solicitation lawsuit.
•Successfully defeated claims after preliminary injunction hearing by one of the nation's largest integrated pharmacy management companies against a former executive to prevent him from joining its competitor.
•Represented a global investment bank relating to an alleged breach of an employee's restrictive covenant agreement and unfair competition claims.
•Obtained reversal of jury verdict after trial on appeal for race discrimination claims against a real estate developer in the Bronx County Supreme Court.
•Successfully defeated collective action and class action certification in a wage and hour action against a provider of home health aides.

BTI Consulting Group recognized Jen as a Client Service All-Star in 2013 based on unprompted recommendations by nearly 250 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and other large corporations. She was selected for her superior client focus and keen understanding of their business issues. Jen has also received an AV Preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell.

Jen is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal and other publications about employment topics and trends, and contributes articles to publications such as the New York Law Journal and Corporate Board Member Magazine.


•Author, One Size Fits All? The Case for Unified Employment Policies for Multi-State Employers, LinkedIn (09.02.2015)
•Author, It's 2015: Do You Know Where Your Workplace Is?, LinkedIn (08.18.2015)
•Author, Corporate Divorce Series: The Courtship of Employment Negotiation, LinkedIn (08.06.2015)
•Author, Corporate Divorce: Is Unemployment Like Alimony?, LinkedIn (07.17.2015)
•Author, No Fault Employment?, LinkedIn (07.08.2015)
•Author, Corporate Divorce: Property (Re)Distribution, LinkedIn (07.01.2015)
•Co-author, California's Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect July 1, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (06.17.2015)
•Author, Corporate Divorce: Treat Your Employment Contract Like a Prenup, LinkedIn (06.17.2015)
•Author, The Break-Up: Relationship Advice for the Broken-Hearted Employee, LinkedIn (04.27.2015)
•Author, The Top 5 Reasons an Employer Will Enforce Your Non-Compete Agreement, LinkedIn (01.26.2015)
•Author, AB2503: Anti-Bullying Training Becomes Reality, Daily Journal (01.06.2015)
•Co-author, Board Member's “Go Bag” for the Unexpected CEO Termination, Corporate Board Member (01.05.2015)
•Do You Really Own Your Employee's Knowledge?, LinkedIn (10.28.2014)
•Author, Proactive Strategies to Reduce Post-Employment Covenant Risks, New York Law Journal (09.12.2013)
•Author, Taking Your Candidates to the 'Vet', Corporate Board Member (01.03.2013)
•Author, Understanding and Mitigating Liability for Workplace Romances, New York Law Journal (12.26.2012)
•Co-author, New York Appellate Court Defines Summary Judgment Standard for New York City Human Rights Law Claims, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (12.27.2011)
•Author, Paid Sick Leave Act Poses Some Challenges, Hartford Business Journal (06.20.2011)
•Author, Connecticut to Require Many Employers to Offer Paid Sick Leave, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (06.10.2011)
•Co-author, New York City Human Rights Law: Expanding Frontiers of Liability, New York Law Journal (04.14.2011)
•Co-author, Don't Shoot the Messenger: Another Court Cautions against Retaliating against Employees Who Report Data Security Concerns, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (11.23.2010)
•Co-author, New York Task Force Continues Aggressive Enforcement Against Employers Who Misclassify Their Workers, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (06.22.2010)
•Author, New Jersey Supreme Court Finds Privacy Rights in Employee E-Mails, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (04.02.2010)
•Author, Workplace Privacy and Attorney-Client Privilege in a World of Electronic Communication, Connecticut Bar Association Labor and Employment Quarterly (02.2010)
•Co-author, New York DOL Reverses Course: Employers No Longer Required To Use Its Official Form for New Hires, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (12.04.2009)
•Co-author, Decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Allows High-Level Executive To Compete with Former Employer, Employee Mobility Alert (11.09.2009)
•Co-author, The Increased Use of Social Networking Websites and the Importance of a Social Networking Policy for Your Workforce, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (10.05.2009)
•Broad Interpretations of Human Rights Law May Increase Discrimination Exposure for New York City Employers, Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (03.13.2009)
•Directors Can Be Liable for Layoffs, Plant Closings, Corporate Board Member Magazine (2009)
•Author, New York State Adopts a More Stringent WARN Act, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (11.04.2008)
•New Jersey Passes Paid Family Leave Law, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (06.11.2008)
•Delaware Court Ruling May Impact Charter-Provided Advancement Rights to Officers and Directors, Corporate Governance Advisory (06.04.2008)
•New Jersey Enacts Mini-WARN Act, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (02.12.2008)

Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Marriage Equality Seminar: Will Obergefell and Marriage Equality Alter the Legal Landscape for the LGBT Community?, Marriage Equality Seminar, Human Rights Campaign, the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, and ThermoFisher, San Diego, CA (08.04.2015)
•Speaker, Designing Effective Executive Compensation Practices, Intercare CFO Roundtable: Designing Effective Executive Compensation Practices, Hub International: Intercare, San Diego, CA (03.26.2015)
•Speaker, Purposeful Life: Living and Following Your Dreams, The 6th Annual San Diego Women in Leadership Symposium, California Diversity Council (03.18.2015)
•Speaker, Privacy in the Workplace: NLRB, Social Media, and Other Employment-Related Issues, Webinar (02.25.2015)
•Panelist, Post-Employment Solicitation of Customers & Employees in the Social Media Age, Webinar (11.13.2014)
•Panelist, Preview and Trends of the 2014 Corporate Equality Index Report, Human Rights Campaign, San Diego, CA (11.20.2013)
•Speaker, Winning Post-Employment Covenant Claims Before the Lawsuit: A Proactive Approach to Noncompetes, Mintz Levin, Webinar (09.17.2013)
•Moderator, Legal Rights & Obligations Post-DOMA: A Multidisciplinary Webinar for Individuals & Employers, Mintz Levin, Webinar (08.12.2013)
•Panelist, Practical Advice for Employment Growth while Complying with State & Federal Immigration Enforcement Initiatives, Practical Advice for Employment Growth while Complying with State & Federal Immigration Enforcement, Mintz Levin, Webinar (04.28.2011)


•Quoted in LGBT Advocates Shift Focus to Anti-Bias Law, San Diego Daily Transcript (08.17.2015)
•Quoted in Uber Ruling Puts Sharing Economy's Business Model In Limbo, Law360 (06.24.2015)
•Featured in Uber Drivers Are Employees, Bloomberg Law Radio (06.19.2015)
•Quoted in New Undocumented Driver's License Law Tests Employers, The Daily Transcript (04.24.2015)
•Quoted in Calif. Anti-Bullying Law to Add Fuel to Worker Litigation, Law360 (01.29.2015)
•Quoted in California's New Anti-Bullying Supervisor Training Requirement, San Diego Business Journal (11.10.2014)
•Quoted in Are LinkedIn Connections Trade Secrets?, Corporate Counsel (09.23.2014)
•Quoted in Address Offensive Attire with Dress Code, Nondiscrimination Policy, SHRM (09.10.2014)
•Quoted in Workplace Racism Persists, Diversity Training Needed, SHRM (08.26.2014)
•Quoted in Whose LinkedIn Profile Is It, Anyway, Sirius Decisions (08.18.2014)
•Quoted in 5 Attributes of a Successful Non-Compete Agreement, JD Supra Business Advisor (06.30.2014)
• Mintz Levin Bolsters California Employment Practice with Addition of Member Jennifer B. Rubin to San Diego Office, (05.28.2014)
• Mintz Levin Receives its Seventh Consecutive Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2014 Corporate Equality Index, (12.09.2013)
•Quoted in GCs Name 28 Employment Attys That Keep Them Happy, Law360 (02.15.2013)
• Mintz Levin's Jennifer Rubin Named Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting, (02.11.2013)
•Quoted in Only 50 Large Law Firms Have Female Leaders, Law360 (06.15.2012)
•Quoted in Making Sure Employees Beat the Heat, Wall Street Journal - (07.29.2011)
•Quoted in HP Sues Ex-CEO Over New Job, Washington Post (09.08.2010)
•Quoted in HP Tries to Block Former CEO's Move to Oracle, Law360 (09.08.2010)
•Quoted in For Business, Bully Lawsuits May Pose New Threat, Wall Street Journal - (05.26.2010)
•Quoted in Stickups and Burglaries Are on the Rise - At Work, Wall Street Journal (11.17.2009)
•Quoted in A Rash of Problems Over Job References, National Law Journal (03.10.2008)
•Guest appearance in English Only Rules in the Workplace, 12 on the Money with Becky Surran, Channel 12, Norwalk, Connecticut (07.19.2007)
•Quoted in Working from Home, Not a Casual Concern, Connecticut Law Tribune (06.25.2007) (Also at Stamford, Connecticut, San Francisco, California and San Diego, California Offices)


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Keep Your Hands Off the Customers ... and the Cows
Jennifer B. Rubin, October 21, 2014
A federal district court in Washington has confirmed that an employer’s relationship with the cows that its employees serviced is insufficient to establish a legitimate protectable interest to enforce a non-compete.

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