Alix R. Rubin
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- J.D. - 1996
- Temple University
- M.J. - 1981
- Major: Journalism
- Tufts University
- B.A. - 1977
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Major: English and French
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
- New Jersey State Bar Association, Employment Law Section
- New York State Bar Association
- Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Board of Trustees, Secretary
- The Wharton Club of New Jersey, Director
ALIX R. RUBIN concentrates her practice in employment law, focusing on helping her clients resolve their disputes cost effectively and with as little disruption to their businesses, and lives, as possible. Ms. Rubin counsels businesses in best employment practices to help them prevent lawsuits and litigates on their behalf to favorably resolve disputes. She also negotiates employment and severance agreements on behalf of executives and professionals and represents employees who have serious disputes with their employers.
Representative Client Wins
- Obtained summary judgment dismissals of disability and gender discrimination claims.
- Settled breach of duty of loyalty claim after surviving motion to dismiss.
- Resolved EEOC charge of age discrimination through conciliation.
- Obtained six-figure settlements in wage and hour, whistleblower, and Family and Medical Leave Act cases.
- Negotiated generous severance packages for employees about to be fired.
Ms. Rubin has published on a variety of employment law topics. She is active in various organizations, including Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, where she was named 2003 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Wharton Club of New Jersey and served a four-year term on the New Jersey Supreme Court District V-C Ethics Committee.
After graduating magna cum laude from Tufts University, Ms. Rubin pursued a Master of Journalism degree from Temple University. She honed her listening, interviewing and writing skills as a public relations practitioner and journalist before earning a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Ms. Rubin began her legal career as a general litigator, but soon incorporated employment law into her practice and has focused on it almost exclusively in recent years. She was a litigation associate at two major New Jersey firms, Hannoch Weisman and Lowenstein Sandler PC, and a partner at the New Jersey office of a small New York firm, Entwistle & Cappucci LLP.
- Employment applications
- Background checks
- Offer letters
- Job descriptions
- Employment agreements
- Employee handbooks
- Discrimination/harassment training
- Confidentiality, non-solicitation and noncompetition agreements
- Disability/family leaves
- Employee classification
- Wage and hour audits
- Severance agreements
- Reductions in force
- Wage and hour
- Employee misclassification
- Breach of duty of loyalty
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Breach of confidentiality/non-solicitation/non-compete agreements
- Melendez v. DeVry Corp., 03-CV-1029 (NGG), 2005 WL 3184277 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 29, 2005)
In the News
- I-Sight Investigation Software, August 21, 2012
- “Religion in the Workplace: What Can I Allow?” NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)
- “Is news reporting creative? No, says U.S. Government,” Ebyline, March 27, 2013
- “Contractor Status Complicates Workplace Sexual Harassment,” Truthout, August 31, 2013