Harvard Law School – Faculty Disclosures re: Related Outside Interests and Activities

Name: William Rubenstein
Institution: HLS
Title (HLS): Tenured Professor
Visibility:Public

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 from 2011 through the date of this report (June 2012) 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.

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Nixon Peabody LLP

Expert

Tuttle vs. N.H. Medical Malprac. Jt. Underwr. Assoc., No. 217-2010-CV-414, Superior Court, Merrimack Cty., N.H.

Attorney's fees

06/12-Ongoing

Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP for putative class of MedPartners' common stock purchasers

Expert

Lauriello v. Caremark, Case No. 03-CV-03-6630, Circuit Court for Jefferson County, Alabama

Certification of nationwide fraud class action

06/10-06/12

Anapol Schwartz, PC for putative class of former NFL players

Expert

In re: National Football League Players' Concussion Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2323, Case No. 2:12-md-02323-AB, U.S. Dist. Ct., Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Certification of nationwide medical monitoring class action

01/2012-02/2012

The Brualdi Law Firm

Expert

Rational Strategies Fund v. Jhung, Case No. BC 460783, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County, CA

Value of disclosures achieved in derivative suit and related attorney's fees issues

12/11-01/12

White & Weddle PC for a putative class of all persons in the US who submitted a claim for benefits under the Med-Pay coverage of Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company automobile insurance policy

Expert

Simon v. Metropolitan Property and Cas. Co., Case No. CIV-2008-1008-W, U.S. Dist. Ct., Western District of Oklahoma

Certification of nationwide consumer class action

08/11-09/11

Lisa Blue/Baron and Blue, Charla G. Aldous d/b/a Aldous Law Firm, Stephen F. Malouf, P.C.

Expert

Blue, et al. v. Hill, Case No. 3:10-CV-02269-O-BK, U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of Texas

Value of attorneys' services

01/2011-06/2011

Ten (10) civil procedure and complex litigation professors as amici curiae

Counsel

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, No. 09-893, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011)

Importance of the class action mechanism

09/10-04/11

Christopher Dydyk on behalf of putative class of iPhone users

Counsel

Dydyk v. Apple Inc., 5:10-cv-02897-HRL, U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Cal.

Product defect class action (P)

06/10-Ongoing

Class of all Gmail users in the United States presented with the opportunity to use Google Buzz

Counsel

In re Google Buzz Privacy Litigation, 5:10-cv-00672-JW, U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Cal.

Invasion of privacy class action (P)

02/10-03/12

Frank Buono

Counsel

Salazar v. Buono, 130 S. Ct. 1803 (2010)

Procedural issues in challenge to constitutionality of display of Christian cross on federal land in California's Mojave preserve (P)

05/09-06/10

American Law Institute

Expert

Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation

Adviser to a restatement-like project aimed at identifying best practices in aggregate litigation

05/05-12/10