Richard S. Ruben

Richard S. Ruben
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92612-4408
Phone: (949) 553-7565
Fax: (949) 553-7539
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Education Published Works Representative Cases
Lawyer Profile:

Rich Ruben is one of the Firm's most experienced commercial trial attorneys and is the Firm's senior real estate litigation attorney. His practice focuses on complex commercial, real estate, and construction litigation. He handles a large number of class action cases, primarily in the unfair competition, trade secret, banking, and employment areas. Rich has served as first chair in more than 100 matters that have gone to jury trial, court trial, or arbitration.

In his real estate litigation practice, Rich represents major homebuilders/developers, commercial and industrial developers, commercial brokers, secured lenders, and investors in major projects. He has tried scores of real estate cases and handles buyer/seller disputes, partnership disputes, real property security cases, land use, and construction defects.

During the last decade, a substantial part of Rich's practice has consisted of defending consumer class actions brought under California Business & Professions Code section 17200 and the California Legal Remedies Act. He has handled consumer class actions for many large companies, including Apple Computer, Home Depot, LA Fitness, Ralphs Grocery Co., Taco Bell, and Time Inc. Home Entertainment.

Rich is a member of the board of trustees for Whittier College and Whittier Law School and was previously an adjunct professor at Whittier College Law School for eight years, teaching pretrial litigation tactics, advocacy, and procedure. He also is a member of the Mission Hospital Founders Board of Directors.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
Trial Practice
Real Estate
Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
Consumer Financial Products & Services
Bar Admissions:
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1975
Honors: Order of the Coif

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1972
Honors: magna cum laude

Published Works:
Standing Under Scrutiny Again, posted with the permission of Daily Journal Corp., 2009

Representative Cases:
First American Title defeats class certification in ERISA stock drop case (2009)
Lennar receives advice on restructure and workout of San Diego waterfront mixed-use development joint venture
Ralphs Grocery obtains favorable class-wide settlement in action involving wage hour penalties and allegations of unfair competition (2009)
West Practice Categories:
Litigation & Appeals

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