Michael Rubin honored for fifth year in a row
September 15, 2021 – California’s legal newspaper, the “Daily Journal,” today named Altshuler Berzon LLP partner Michael Rubin as one of California’s “Top 100 Attorneys.” This is the fifth straight year the “Daily Journal” has named Michael to the Top 100, and it has regularly named him one of California’s “Top 75 Labor and Employment Attorneys” as well.
The published profile focused on Michael’s work this past year on two major lawsuits seeking to reform California’s broken unemployment insurance system: In re Bank of America California Unemployment Benefits Litigation, MDL Case No. 21-MD-02992-LAB-MSB, and Center for Workers’ Rights v. Employment Development Department, Alameda County Superior Ct. No. RG21106525.
In the Bank of America case, Altshuler Berzon LLP attorneys Michael Rubin, Stacey Leyton, Connie Chan, and Matt Murray, in conjunction with co-counsel at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, obtained a preliminary injunction requiring the Bank to cease freezing the UI accounts of hundreds of thousands of Californians who had complained to the Bank about unauthorized transactions made on their Bank-issued UI benefit debit card accounts. In the EDD case, Altshuler Berzon attorneys Michael Rubin and Amanda Lynch, in conjunction with co-counsel at the Center for Workers’ Rights, negotiated a settlement that requires EDD to promptly pay UI benefits to 300,000 UI claimants in “continuing claims” status whose UI payments had been delayed, often for months, as a result of unjustified administrative delays.