Jason S. Rubinstein Partner

Jason Rubinstein brings more than fifteen years of insurance recovery and strategic risk management advice to his client’s most significant insurance related issues.  He has extensive experience across various lines of insurance, including but not limited to general liability, environmental, directors and officers, property, errors and omissions, product recall, contaminated products, and automobile liability.  His insurance experience spans an equally broad range of industries, ranging from manufacturing to pharmaceutical to venture capital to property management.  His clients have included companies, post-bankruptcy trusts, bankruptcy committees, 501(c)(3) entities, and individuals.

In addition to being an experienced commercial litigator who routinely operates in federal, state, and alternative dispute proceedings, Jason is a savvy advisor to clients regarding their business insurance needs.  He emphasizes creative, pragmatic, and tenacious approaches to efficiently achieving his client’s goals, meshing his deep insurance expertise with broad commercial experience.

Jason also maintains an active pro bono practice at the firm.  His pro bono representations have included matters such as:  (1) securing hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical expenses associated with an automobile accident that resulted in catastrophic brain injury; (2) performing an insurance and risk management review of insurance portfolio and risk transfer mechanisms for a national organization related to historic preservation; (3) providing strategic insurance advice to a 501(c)(3) organization regarding covid-19 related losses; (4) co-authoring an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court; and (5) advising low-income housing cooperatives on their insurance portfolios.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Corporate counselor to large pharmaceutical company related to insurance placement and recovery across multiple lines and coverage claims.
  • Litigating on behalf of multiple committees in bankruptcy courts to pursue coverage under debtors’ insurance assets.
  • Litigating two lawsuits in state court to recover insurance proceeds for defense and remediation costs arising from alleged contamination at multiple environmental sites.
  • Special Insurance Counsel to bankruptcy trustee in Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
  • Litigated in state court on behalf of an automotive company to obtain insurance coverage for asbestos-related liabilities.
  • Served as strategic and insurance counsel to a large residential property management company to successfully navigate defense and settlement of several wrongful death claims and hundreds of bodily injury/property damage claims arising from a catastrophic event.
  • Litigated and negotiated for post-bankruptcy trusts to successfully obtain insurance coverage for predecessor companies’ asbestos-related and other liabilities.
  • Represented a loan servicing company to successfully secure insurance coverage under a directors and officers insurance policy in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

EDUCATION

  • 2006 – J.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • 2002 – B.A./B.B.A., University of Michigan, with high distinction

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for Maryland

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

  • Selected as a Go-To Thought Leader, National Law Review, 2020, 2021
  • Selected as a Washington, DC Rising Star (Super Lawyers), 2014-2016
  • Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Board Member

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