Laura Rubenstein

Firm: Wright, Constable, & Skeen, LLP.
Location: Baltimore - MD

  • 7 Saint Paul Street, 18th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    USA
  • Tel : 410-659-1347
  • Fax : 410-659-1350

Laura L. Rubenstein is a partner at Wright, Constable & Skeen in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Her practice concentrates in advising clients in many different areas of workplace law. She represents businesses and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of matters, including providing guidance on sensitive and confidential employment issues and defending FLSA wage disputes, harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims. Ms. Rubenstein drafts critical documents specific to her client’s industries and needs, which include employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and severance/separation agreements. An advocate for her clients before federal, state and local administrative agencies and courts, she is also a certified mediator who represents clients in mediations, arbitrations and other types of alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Ms. Rubenstein advises corporate clients and nonprofit organizations in the drafting, review and effective implementation of employment manuals and policies. She also works with boards of directors and c-level executives to provide guidance on governance, both policy and execution. She works with companies to provide on-site training for managers, supervisors and executives to help reduce exposure to liability and promote a more harmonious and productive workplace. She has frequently handled and successfully guided companies through workplace investigations related to claims and charges filed against company executives.

Ms. Rubenstein regularly advises clients undergoing investigations by state and federal departments of labor, OFCCP, DLLR, EEOC, and other federal and state agencies on matters related to wages, classification and other statutory requirements.

Ms. Rubenstein represents private employers in traditional labor law matters involving collective bargaining, arbitrations, strikes and unionization attempts. She has successfully defended and filed numerous unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • US. Supreme Court
  • Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District Of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • All courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia

EDUCATION

  • J.D. University of Baltimore School of Law
  • B.A. University of Maryland

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Premier Employment Lawyers Exclusive Featured Attorney for Baltimore – 2021
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020 Woman Leader in the Law
  • Maryland Super Lawyers® – 2016-2021
  • Baltimore Smart CEO Power Player – September 2016 (Readers poll)
  • Washington Smart CEO 2010 Elite – December 2010 (Readers poll)
  • Baltimore Smart CEO 2009 – 2011 Elite (Readers poll)

ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS


Wright, Constable, & Skeen, LLP.

WCS helps employers gain and sustain a competitive edge.  WCS Labor and Employment attorneys represent clients in all areas of employment law and in a variety of sectors including government, non-profits, and business throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and across the country.  Our experience ranges from the creation of sound employment policies and procedures designed to mitigate potential disputes, to the defense of complex class action lawsuits.  WCS advises clients on a broad scope of substantive employment law matters, including:

  • Executive compensation, physician, dental and employment contracts
  • Development of employment policies, handbooks and training materials
  • Conduct engaging and informative employment training for management and employees
  • Defend harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and whistleblower claims
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and employee absence and leave matters
  • Americans with Disabilities Act and disability access/accommodation (including both employment and public accommodation matters)
  • Drug/alcohol testing, background checks and workplace privacy
  • Reductions in force
  • Immigration law compliance
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements
  • Protecting trade secrets and business proprietary information
  • Wage and hour and prevailing wage claims
  • Union and collective bargaining counsel and litigation
  • Providing responsive and experienced counsel on-call to address employment and compliance issues

Human resource management requires proper planning to ensure preventative measures are in place to reduce the risks associated with employee complaints and lawsuits.  WCS works closely with clients to develop and maintain necessary policies and procedures to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, and to ensure that the appropriate employment agreements, employee handbooks and restrictive covenants are in place.  WCS’s Labor and Employment team is experienced in providing ongoing counsel to employers in a variety of industries with regard to developments in labor and employment law and mitigation of employment practice liability.

Despite a business’ best efforts to plan and establish preventative measures, employment disputes do arise.   WCS attorneys offer innovative solutions to assist clients in resolving disputes in an economical and cost efficient manner, including working with clients’ insurance providers for continuous representation.

WCS’s employment counsel and litigators provide thoughtful analysis, definitive solutions and powerful advocacy.  Our trial attorneys maintain a long history of obtaining favorable results in trial and appellate courts throughout the country, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance, National Labor Relations Board, State Medical and Dental Boards, and other federal, state and local agencies.