Expressions of gratitude and admiration marked the recent event, as 100+ of Rubin and Rudman’s lawyers and staff joined to honor their long-time Managing Partner, Robert Walker. A native of North Carolina, Walker joined the firm in 1984 and became its Managing Partner in 1994. Walker and the firm’s Executive Committee oversaw the growth and transformation of the firm during the nearly two decades of his tenure.
As the legal environment has changed over the years, so has the firm. Rubin and Rudman’s practice specialties are diverse, yet their primary areas of focus are in Business and Labor, Litigation and Family Law, Real Estate, Regulatory and Energy, and Trusts and Estates. The firm prides itself on attracting and retaining attorneys of the highest quality. Their attorneys serve national, international, and foreign based companies, local and regional institutions, public entities and municipalities, closely-held businesses, regulated industries, individuals and educational institutions.
One of Walker’s preceding Managing Partners, Jason Sokolov, noted the positive changes in the firm during Walker’s tenure, despite the difficult times in the economy. He sent this message which was read to the assembled group: “Bob, you have been the most successful Managing Partner in the entire 95-year history of this law firm.”
Walker most immediately plans on vacationing with his wife and family to kick off his much deserved retirement. He has agreed to be available to share his experience and wisdom in the coming weeks and months as his successor, Paul Gitlin, takes over the post. Gitlin has been a Partner in the firm’s Corporate & Business, Health Care, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Family Law Departments since 1996. The firm’s Executive Committee is confident that Gitlin’s extensive legal knowledge, invaluable experience, and interpersonal skills will help him in successfully leading the firm for many years to come.