Aaron M. Rubin


Aaron Rubin helps financial services clients navigate all stages of high-stakes litigation. In particular, Aaron's practice primarily focuses on two types of investments: pursuing and defending claims for fund clients related to life insurance investments and defending mortgage servicers in litigation related to RMBS.

An accomplished litigator, Aaron advises leading investment banks, financial institutions, mortgage servicers, non-bank lenders, and alternative asset managers on the unique issues impacting the finance sector, from major commercial disputes to securities litigation and enforcement actions. Leveraging his dispute resolution expereince, Aaron serves as a trusted partner to clients, advising on best practices for mitigating risk long before there is the threat of litigation.

In 2018, Aaron moved to the firm’s Orange County office from New York. The move served his New York-based traditional financial institution clients needing counsel on the West Coast, while also expanding his practice.

    • Ocwen Financial Corp. in decertifying a class on the eve of trial and rendering a civil RICO lawsuit worthless.
    • Various life settlement investors in defending policies against insurable interest challenges from estates and insurance carriers, as well as pursuing claims against insurance carriers for increases to cost of insurance rates.
    • Big Four Accounting Firms in handling civil and regulatory exposure, as well as compliance and investigations with the PCAOB, SEC, and DOJ.
    • KBC Bank KBC Bank, one of the largest banks in Belgium, in a high-profile $1.5 billion RICO case against Lazare Kaplan International, Inc. The headline-grabbing matter spans years of battles with Lazare and involves an alleged international conspiracy to steal tens of millions of dollars of diamonds and proceeds from their sale.
    • Citigroup in successfully obtaining an anti-suit injunction barring a former employee of Citibank from pursuing a lawsuit in Trinidad & Tobago in violation of an arbitration clause in his termination agreement, which required him to arbitrate any disputes with Citibank in New York.
    • Ocwen in a unique and massive ERISA class action, the first case of its kind, where plaintiffs purport to represent a class of trustees of all ERISA benefit plans that held investments in securitized mortgages serviced by Ocwen.
    • Ocwen in obtaining two dismissals in litigation, and then on appeal convincing the 11th Circuit to adopt all of Ocwen’s arguments, in a suit brought by Triaxx entities (three CDOs and their collateral manager) alleging that Ocwen’s mortgage servicing practices caused Triaxx $175 million in losses.
    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in partially vacating an arbitration award rendered against it under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.