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Susan Rubenstein is an extremely experienced employment lawyer who has handled hundreds of cases throughout her career. She practices in state and federal courts across the country winning large verdicts and obtaining substantial settlements for her clients. She has had more than 27 jury trials, and is competent to handle most all aspects of civil litigation at the most sophisticated level. She is an active member of the California and District of Columbia bars. She lives in New York City at the present time, and represents individual clients in several places.


Ms. Rubenstein has attained the highest possible ranking from Martindale Hubbell - an AV- Pre-eminent ranking for more than 25 years. Over the years, she has successfully represented clients in employment discrimination cases, civil rights cases, and tortious discharge cases (public policy and whistle-blower terminations). She has also assisted in training employers in best practices, Dodd Frank compliance, and sexual harrassment investigations and training. She is the co-founder of Center for Diversity in Finance, LLC, which was designed to encourage financial sector employers to diversify their workforce.




Practice areas


  1. Unspecified: 35%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Discrimination: 25%
  4. General Practice: 15%
    11 years

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Law Offices of Susan Rubenstein

25 Central Park West
New York, NY, 10023-7206


DCActive 201107/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Susan Rubenstein1986 - Present
Senior Trial CounselSanford Heisler2012 - 2014
General Counsel and consultantCenter for Diversity in Finance2010 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
San Francisco Pretrial Diversion ProjectBoard of Directors1990 - Present
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1978 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionLawyer's Counsel1994 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Center for Diversity in FinanceHow Section 342 Impacts Your Business2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lincoln University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
San Francisco State UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SIFMA Diversity CommitteeDiversity/ Dodd Frank2012