Nathaniel F. Rubin
Nathaniel Rubin is an associate who advocates for individuals and companies in complex disputes. He has represented clients in commercial, criminal, bankruptcy, and intellectual property matters, both in trial courts and on appeal.
Nathaniel is a skilled and devoted practitioner, and is experienced in advancing clients’ interests throughout a case: from negotiations to resolve a dispute out of court, through motion practice and trial, and to proceedings on and after appeal. Nathaniel’s cases involved extensive dispositive and procedural motion practice, dozens of depositions, and numerous interlocutory and post-judgment appeals. In these representations, Nathaniel has argued on behalf of clients in federal court, prepared and deposed witnesses, and drafted a wide range of motions.
Nathaniel has briefed multiple appeals before the Third and Federal Circuits. He also drafted a successful brief on behalf of a pro bono client in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.
Before joining MoloLamken, Nathaniel clerked for Jeffrey A. Meyer of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and for Michael A. Chagares of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Clerking during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic gave Nathaniel valuable insight into how courts decide novel and urgent issues of law, which he relies on regularly in his practice. Nathaniel previously was a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
- A group of talc plaintiffs in appeals at the Third Circuit from bankruptcy proceedings arising from Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder
- A mobile game publisher in commercial dispute with a major social media company
- An investment fund in contract dispute over an unsuccessful transaction
- An aerospace design and production company in a trade secret dispute over passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions
- A real estate investment trust in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding over the characterization of a lease for a national telecommunications network
A financial services company in Delaware Chancery Court litigation arising from its purchase of a leading electronic brokerage service
An executive in a defamation dispute
An ad hoc group of lenders in the bankruptcy of a U.S. natural gas producer
A pro bono defendant in an appeal to the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division raising issues of juror misconduct
The Electors Clause and the Governor’s Veto, 106 Cornell L. Rev. Online 57 (2021)
Missing the (Certification) Mark: How the Lanham Act Unnecessarily Restricts State and Local Governments as Certifiers, 71 Stan. L. Rev. 1023 (2019)
Mainstream Jurisprudence and Some First Amendment Problems: Judge Neil M. Gorsuch on Free Expression, 69 Stan. L. Rev. Online 109 (2017) (with Brian C. Baran)
- 430 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10022T: 212.607.8175
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Chagares, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey A. Meyer, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Stanford Law School, J.D.
Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review
Kirkwood Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist
Gerald Gunther Prize
John Hart Ely Prize
Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize
Juelsgaard Intellectual Property & Innovation Clinic
Yale University, B.A., cum laude
Thacher Memorial Prize for Debate
Bar and Court Admissions
- New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and Northern District of California