Paul Rubell is a Partner and Chairman of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Law Practice Group at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP. Mr. Rubell provides legal counsel, business advice, and strategic planning to established and emerging companies as well as entrepreneurs and investors. Paul represents buyers, sellers, investors, and lenders in transactions such as mergers and acquisitions; commercial lending; angel financing; venture capital; private and public securities offerings; and private equity. Paul also advises businesses and not-for-profits about governance and best practices. Paul’s extensive experience includes partnership agreements, shareholder disputes, commercial real estate acquisition and financing, stock options and executive compensation, and corporate litigation.
Paul is a national leader in the fields of technology and privacy law. He advises about disruptive technologies, intellectual property, software development and licensing, social media law including promotions and contests, website infringement and ownership, domestic and international privacy laws relating to healthcare, financial services and education, cloud computing, and cutting-edge legal and technological innovation such as cybersecurity, 3D printing, robotics, encryption, and space exploration. Paul’s experience with Internet law runs the gamut from domain name disputes, open source software licensing, take-down notices, infringement, cyberliability insurance, and e-commerce.
Paul’s writings have been published frequently in the New York Law Journal and other prestigious periodicals. He has been interviewed about legal topics by CBS-TV, ABC-TV, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Associated Press, Long Island Business News, Newsday, Law360, and the national media. Paul lectures frequently to trade associations.
Paul is an Adjunct Professor at Touro College Law Center. Previously he was an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University School of Law.
Paul is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. He is also Counsel and Treasurer to the Social Media Association. Paul is a founding member of Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence for Wireless and Internet Technologies (CEWIT). He is also founding member of the Executive Committee of Touro College Law Center’s Institute for Business, Law and Technology.
Mr. Rubell is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey.
Twitter feed: @paulrubell
Tech and Privacy Law blog: https://paulrubellblog.wordpress.com/
Georgetown University Law Center, JD
Case Western Reserve University, B.A. English and Mathematics
Classes and Seminars
Presentation to Touro Law School about trademark disparagement and the Washington Redskins dispute with Native Americans, 2016
Video presentation: “Securing The Open Cyber Door - Apple vs FBI Cases”, May 2016
Video presentation about Cloud Computing and Privacy, February 2013:
LinkedIn.com, Your business's Facebook Fan Pages may violate the GDRP, June 2018
LinkedIn.com, US Supreme Court to decide case about location information on cell phones, December 2017
LinkedIn.com, New Court Decision: The FBI, Apple & The Company That Broke iPHONE Encryption, October 2017
LinkedIn.com, The Source of the Equifax Breach, September 2017
News12 TV interview about banning violence on social media, April 2017
Related article to News 12 TV Interview, quoted, April 2017
Article about convergent technologies and privacy law, author, April 2017
News12 article “New Online Stony Brook Course Tackles Fake News”, quoted, 2017
Long Island Business News interview, “Activity Spike May Have Caused Temporary Opt Out Facebook Bans”, April 2016
Newsday interview, “Virtual reality does real marketing for LI companies”, April 2016
Law360 interview, “The Biggest Privacy Cases Of 2014: Midyear Report”, July 2014
Long Island Business News interview, “Another minute with Paul Rubell”, April 2014
Law360 article, “Attys' Social Media Use Rife With Land Mines, Panel Says”, quoted, October 2013
White paper, “Best Practices: Mitigating the Business Risks of Social Media”, September 2013
Long Island Business News interview, “Businesses the biggest software thieves”, August 2012
Newsday op-ed, “Google’s compiling a file on you”, March 2012
Law360 interview, “Privacy Bar Too High For 'Occupy' Tweeters To Stop Subpoenas”, March 2012
NY Law Journal article, “On Forum Selection, Domain Names and Software Contracts”, June 2004
Professional Associations and Memberships
Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
New Jersey Bar Association, Member