Harvard Law School

Faculty Disclosures re: Related Outside Interests and Activities

Name: William B. Rubenstein

HLS Title: Professor of Law

The faculty member above engages from time to time in outside activities, some of which are compensated, some of which are ongoing, and also has outside financial interests that may relate to his/her scholarly activities. The disclosures below are intended to provide interested parties information about potential conflicts of interest during the relevant period that might exist between the faculty member's scholarly and teaching activities, on the one hand, and his/her outside activities, on the other hand.
Client/Interest Role/Interest Issue/Matter Dates
Self Other Amicus curiae on propriety of incentive awards for class representatives in class action lawsuits - Johnson v. NPAS Solutions, Inc., Case No. 18-12344, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2020-), seeking en banc review of Johnson v. NPAS Sols., LLC, 975 F.3d 1244 (11th Cir. 2020) September 2020 - August 2022
Planned Parenthood Federation of America and American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Expert / Consultant Class certification, notice, and other complex procedural issues - Whole Woman's Health, et al. v. Austin Reeve Jackson, et al., Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-00616, W.D. Tex. (2021) June 2021 - August 2021
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd as Co-Class Counsel Expert / Consultant Attorney’s fees issues - City of Westland Police and Fire Retirement System v. MetLife Inc., Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-00256, S.D.N.Y. (2021) March 2021 - April 2021
Edelson PC, Labaton Sucharow LLP, and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd as Co-Class Counsel Expert / Consultant Attorney’s fees issues - In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation, Civil Action No. 3:15-cv-03747, N.D. Cal. (2020) June 2020 - February 2021
Hon. Richard M. Berman, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. Other Appointed to mediate a set of complex issues in ongoing civil rights class action (Grottano v. City of New York, Civ. Action No. 15-cv-9242) May 2020 - January 2021
HLS Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic on behalf of a nationwide class of students Expert / Consultant Complex class action issues in bankruptcy - In re: ITT Educational Services Inc., Case No. 16-07207-JMC-7A, Bank. S.D. Ind. (2019-) October 2019 - January 2021
Edelson PC as Class Counsel Expert / Consultant Attorney’s fees issues - Kater v. Churchill Downs, Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-00612, W.D. Wash. (2020); Wilson v. Playtika, Ltd., Civil Action No. 3:18-cv-05277, W.D. Wash. (2020), Wilson v. Huuuge, Civil Action No. 3:18-cv-05276, W.D. Wash. (2020) March 2020 - December 2020
MDL Co-Lead Counsel Robin Greenwald of Weitz & Luxenberg, PC; Michael Miller of The Miller Firm, LLC; and Aimee Wagstaff of Andrus Wagstaff, PC. Expert / Consultant Class action issues in complex mass tort MDL - In re Roundup Products Liability Litigation, Civil Action No. 3:16-md-02741, N.D. Cal. (2020) June 2020 - July 2020
Labaton Sucharow LLC Expert / Consultant Lead Plaintiff/Lead Counsel provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) - In re Apple Inc. Securities Litigation., Civil Action No. 4:19-cv-02033, N.D. Cal. (2020) June 2020 - June 2020
Hon. Daniel A. Polster, U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio Expert / Consultant Expert consultant to Court and Special Master on class action and attorney's fees issues, National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL 2804, Civ. Action No. 1:17-MD-2804, N.D. Ohio August 2018 - June 2020
Steptoe & Johnson LLP on behalf of Class Counsel Expert / Consultant Attorney’s fees - Hartman v. Pompeo, Civil Action No. 1:77-cv-02019, D.D.C. (2020) December 2018 - March 2020
Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt Expert / Consultant Attorney’s fees - Amador v. Baca, Civil Action No. 2:10-cv-01649, C.D. Cal. (2020) December 2019 - February 2020
Boies Schiller Flexner LP, for a putative nationwide class of borrowers Expert / Consultant Complex federal procedural and bankruptcy issues - Homaidan v. Navient Solutions, LLC, Adv. Proc. No. 17-1085, Bank. E.D.N.Y (2020) November 2019 - February 2020
John Roddy, Bailey & Glasser LLP, Frank Petosa, Morgan & Morgan, P.A., and Elizabeth Graham, Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A. as Class Counsel Expert / Consultant Reasonableness of class action settlement - In re: Columbia Gas Cases, Civil Action No. 1877CV01343G, Mass. Super. Ct., Essex County (February 2020) September 2019 - February 2020
Humana, Inc. Expert / Consultant Attorney's fees - In re: Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2724, Civil Action No. 2:16-md-02724, E.D. Pa. (2019) May 2019 - May 2019
Self Other Amicus curiae on issues arising from cy pres settlements in class action lawsuits - Frank v. Gaos, Case No. 17-961, United States Supreme Court (2018) September 2018 - March 2019
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Expert / Consultant Attorney's fees - Arkansas Teacher Ret. Sys. v. State St. Bank & Trust Co., Civ. Action No. 1:11-cv-10230, D. Mass. (2017-18) March 2017 - December 2018
Class Counsel Expert / Consultant Attorney's fees - Hale et al v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 3:12-cv-00660, S.D. Ill. (2018) September 2018 - November 2018
Nixon Peabody, LLP Expert / Consultant Attorney's fees - Tuttle v. New Hampshire Med. Malpractice Joint Underwriting Assoc., Case No. 217-2010-CV-00294, New Hampshire Superior Court, Merrimack County (2018) April 2018 - August 2018
Berman Tabacco, on behalf of two putative classes of borrowers Expert / Consultant Class certification within bankruptcy - In re Think Finance, Case No. 17-33964, N.D. Tex. Bankrpt. (2018) April 2018 - June 2018
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Expert / Consultant Preclusive effect of a class action judgment - Sanchez v. Allianz Life Insurance Co. of N. Amer., Case No. BC594715, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County (2018) December 2017 - June 2018
Bailey & Glasser LLP Expert / Consultant Attorney's fees - Krakauer v. DISH Network LLC, No. 1:14-cv-00333, M.D. N.C. (2018) April 2018 - May 2018
Class Counsel Expert / Consultant Attorney's fee - In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation, Case No. 15-MD-02617-LHK, N.D. Cal. (2018) February 2018 - May 2018
Hon. Anita Brody, U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa. Expert / Consultant Court-appointed expert witness, attorney's fees - In re National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation, MDL 2323, Civil Action No. 2:12-md-02323, E.D.Pa. September 2017 - March 2018
Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., decision of Counsel Appointed by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to advocate for affirmance of district court fee decision in nationwide securities class action settlement - In re IndyMac Mortgage-Backed Sec. Litig., 94 F. Supp. 3d 517 (S.D.N.Y. 2015), on appeal, Civ. No. 15-1310 (2d Cir. 2016) December 2015 - August 2017
Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, for Qualcomm Expert / Consultant Meaning of motion to dismiss in U.S. civil procedure – In re Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) v. Qualcomm July 2017 - July 2017
American Civil Liberties Union, for a putative class of all individuals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen legally authorized to enter the United States, but who have been or will be denied entry to the United States on the basis of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order Expert / Consultant Complex procedural issues - Darweesh v. Trump, Case No. 1:17-cv-00480-CBA-LB, U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D.N.Y. (2017) January 2017 - March 2017

Last Updated: July 30, 2021