David S. Rubin

David S. Rubin


DAVID S. RUBIN practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor rights, restructuring, and reorganizations, commercial law and litigation, and technology law. He has broad experience in representing secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, indenture trustees, and debtors in all aspects of chapter 11 cases and bankruptcy and restructuring related matters and litigation. He is also experienced in matters concerning corporate governance, director and officer liability, and general commercial litigation. David has been involved in major litigation for many financial institutions, state and federal agencies, healthcare systems, banks, and public and private companies, and in major bankruptcy and restructuring cases including Cajun Electric Power Cooperative (counsel for the Trustee), Babcock and Wilcox, Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Crystal Oil Corp., American International Petroleum, Hollywood Casino Shreveport (court mediator), Grand Palais & Crescent City Riverboat Casinos (counsel for the State of Louisiana), Perryville Energy Partners (counsel for the Debtor), Communications Corporation of America (counsel for Senior Lender) (all in Louisiana), Crown Vantage (California), United Companies Financial Corporation (counsel for the Debtor) (Delaware), Borden Chemicals (Delaware), Orion Refining Corporation (Delaware), Winn Dixie Corp. (New York and Florida), Kmart Corporation (Illinois), Pilgrims Pride Corporation (counsel for the State of Louisiana), Continental Airlines (Texas), Service Merchandise Corp. (Tennessee), Good Hope Refinery (Massachusetts), and Friede Goldman Halter Corp. (Mississippi). He has served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, Special Master under appointment by a Louisiana district court, a mediator under appointment by United States Bankruptcy Courts, and as an expert witness in bankruptcy and commercial litigation disputes.


  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Community Association Law
  • Corporate Restructuring and Reorganizations
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Technology Law


David received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1978. He was a member of Order of the Coif, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi, and served as an associate editor of the Louisiana Law Review.


David is a member of the Louisiana State and American Bar Associations, admitted to practice in all federal district and bankruptcy courts in Louisiana, in the Fifth and Eleventh Federal Circuits Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has been admitted pro hac vice in federal courts in many states.


Appointed mediator and special master by state and federal courts
Expert witness testimony in bankruptcy and attorney fee dispute matters
Adjunct Professor, LSU Law Center, teaching an upper level seminar on Chapter 11 reorganizations, 1989-2011
Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
● Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Bankruptcy
Board of Certification and the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
● Listed since 1987 in the "Best Lawyers in America" (Bankruptcy)
● Member of American Bankruptcy Institute
● Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates (1986-97) and elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
● Chambers (Band 1, Bankruptcy and Restructuring)
● Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* 
● Spoken at or chaired seminars since 1979 on bankruptcy, commercial, and technology law (and including topics on professionalism and ethics) and related matters sponsored by bar associations, honorary law membership organizations, law schools, civic and business groups, banks, governmental associations, and private groups

*AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.