Jason S. Rubinstein Partner

Jason Rubinstein brings nearly two decades 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, product 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, Jason is an experienced commercial litigator who routinely operates in federal, state, and alternative dispute proceedings. Jason is a savvy advisor to clients regarding their business needs.  He emphasizes creative, pragmatic, and tenacious approaches to efficiently achieving his client’s goals.

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.

Jason also serves as chair of Gilbert LLP’s Loss Prevention and Evaluation Committees.


  • Corporate counselor to large pharmaceutical company related to insurance placement and recovery across multiple lines and coverage claims.
  • Litigating on behalf of governmental claimants in bankruptcy court to pursue insurance assets with the goal of applying recoveries to abate the opioid crisis nationwide.
  • Representing a putative class of institutional investors in an antitrust and market manipulation class action against numerous Wall Street banks and other companies that are alleged to have colluded with one another to manipulate the credit default swap industry benchmark.
  • Special Insurance Counsel to bankruptcy trustee in Chapter 7 bankruptcy case resulting in more than $30 million of insurance asset recovery to date.
  • Served as insurance counsel to a real estate development company in construction defect litigation resulting in a successful global resolution of the matter.
  • Litigated two lawsuits in state court to recover insurance proceeds for defense and remediation costs arising from alleged contamination at multiple environmental sites.
  • 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.


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


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


  • Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Board Member
  • Alternate Hearing Committee Member Appointed by the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility
  • Selected as a Go-To Thought Leader, National Law Review, 2020, 2021
  • Selected as a Washington, DC Rising Star (Super Lawyers), 2014-2016
  • Selected as a Washington, DC Super Lawyer, 2024