Michael J. Fortunato

Michael J. Fortunato: Attorney with Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison P.C. AV stamp icon
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For nearly three decades, Mike Fortunato has represented clients nationwide with respect to the federal, state, and local laws that govern today’s workplace.

As the senior member of the employment law team and President of the Firm, Mike has represented clients in trials and arbitrations under Sarbanes-Oxley, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and their state counterparts. He also has prosecuted and defended common law claims arising out of employment relationships, including wrongful termination, constructive discharge, retaliation, defamation, fraud, and breach of contract. Mike has extensive experience mediating employment-related claims. He successfully obtained a defense verdict and then a plaintiff’s verdict in two unrelated jury trials under the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections. Like many Rubin Fortunato lawyers, Mike also has extensive experience litigating restrictive covenant and trade secret matters.

Mike received his undergraduate and law degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been a featured speaker at Pennsylvania and American Bar Association events regarding restrictive covenants, trade secrets, Sarbanes-Oxley, employment law and trial practices, witness preparation, ethics, and mediation and arbitration advocacy.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Restrictive Covenant Enforcement and Trade Secret Protection
  • Employment Law
  • Competitive Hiring
  • Higher Education
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
610.408.2005  Phone
610.854.4305  Fax
University Attended:
Catholic University of America, B.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
Catholic University of America, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1990, Pennsylvania; 2007, New York
Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
Hobbies & interests:
Vice Chair, Board of Limited Jurisdiction, Visitation BVM School, Philadelphia (Kensington), PABoard Member, Serviam Girls Academy, New Castle, DE

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Paoli, Pennsylvania

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