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Raleigh firm adds shareholder to lineup 

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Michael (Mike) Rubin has joined the firm’s Raleigh office as shareholder. 

Rubin joins Ogletree Deakins from Goldberg Segalla, where he was a partner, chair of the firm’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Worksite Safety Practice Group, and co-leader of the firm’s Construction Practice Group. Rubin is the seventh shareholder to join Ogletree Deakins nationwide since September, a release from the firm stated.


Rubin has more than a decade of experience advising and representing employers on a variety of labor and employment issues, with a specific focus on managing workplace safety matters. He helps employers across myriad industries and localities with OSHA inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions. Rubin manages accident investigations, including those involving multiple fatalities, and assists employers throughout the entire OSHA inspection process, including ensuring the proper production of documents, negotiating protocol for the inspection, representing management during interviews, preventing overreach, and litigating before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). In addition, Rubin develops and audits safety programs and policies and counsels employers on related risk-management strategies.  

“Mike has deep knowledge and a breadth of experience when it comes to managing a wide spectrum of workplace safety matters. This, combined with his demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction and his entrepreneurial spirit, make him an invaluable addition to the firm,” said Bob Sar, office managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Raleigh office. “I am thrilled to welcome him to our team of attorneys in Raleigh and look forward to all he can achieve at Ogletree Deakins.”  

In addition to his workplace safety practice, Rubin regularly speaks and presents on a wide range of OSHA related topics, including minimizing and eliminating exposure during inspections, interviews and depositions, construction, and more. He is also a guest lecturer at Columbia University in the Construction Administration Master’s Program. 

Rubin earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University and his B.A. from the University of Delaware. 


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