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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2447

Bruce A. Rubin


Bruce A. Rubin, a partner, joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 1976. He started the firm's corporate governance team and represents clients in litigation involving shareholder, trade secrets, covenants against competition, confidentiality agreements, ERISA, real estate, employment, insurance, and general commercial law. This is often bet-the-company litigation. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for commercial, employment, and ERISA litigation (2010-present) and Oregon Super Lawyers magazine (2008, 2010-present). In addition, Bruce has successfully briefed and argued numerous appellate cases. He has handled many pro bono cases throughout his career, and been awarded the Clifford N. Carlsen Jr. Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Achievement. Most recently, Bruce was our firm’s lead counsel in Lane v Brown et al, where a consortium of law firms and the United States Department of Justice obtained landmark relief from the State of Oregon in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities seeking to gain competitive, integrated employment. He also regularly represents the Oregon State Bar on a pro bono basis in prosecuting disciplinary cases and cases enjoining the unauthorized practice of law. In 2009, he received the Oregon State Bar President's Public Service Award for his many pro bono activities throughout his career.

Representative Experience

Represented minority shareholders in connection with management buyout by majority shareholders of largest shopping center chain in Oregon. The trial is believed to be the longest in the history of the Oregon state courts.
Represented private equity fund in litigation to enforce "drag-along" clause to obtain sale of multimillion-dollar business.
Represented public university in consolidated actions in state and federal courts in Idaho for highly publicized breaches of fiduciary duty and standard of care related to development of urban branch campus in Boise, Idaho.
Represented co-owner of minor league baseball team in disputes asserted in federal court by the other co-owner that ultimately settled through a buyout.
Represented co-owner of construction business in disputes with co-owner over corporate control and allocation of income.