Allen Ruby Joins Skadden as Litigation Partner

Skadden, Arps is pleased to announce that Allen Ruby, one of the nation’s preeminent trial lawyers, has joined the firm’s Palo Alto office as a litigation partner.

Mr. Ruby's trial practice includes a wide variety of high-profile, complex commercial and intellectual property cases, as well as white-collar criminal matters. He was counsel for Hewlett-Packard Co. in its recent suit against its former CEO Mark Hurd. He has represented chief executives and technology companies in landmark Silicon Valley litigation, including cases involving Avant!, Facebook, SanDisk, Microsoft, Fujitsu and Hynix Semiconductor. Mr. Ruby also successfully defended the mayor of San Jose against corruption charges, and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors against contempt charges. He currently represents former Major League Baseball star Barry Bonds.

“Allen is an outstanding lawyer and is held in highest esteem. We are very pleased our clients will benefit from his full range of expertise. We have worked with him on a number of significant lawsuits over the years, including our joint representation of the NFL, in which we obtained a complete defense verdict in the $1 billion-plus lawsuit brought by the Oakland Raiders,” said Palo Alto office leader Kenton J. King.

“I respect and admire the attorneys I've worked with at Skadden,” Mr. Ruby said. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to join a world-class firm, with the litigation resources that Skadden can provide."

David M. Zornow, Skadden's global head of litigation/controversy, stated, "We believe that our clients are more interested than ever in engaging trial-tested lawyers who are capable of going the distance. Allen fits that bill to a tee and he further strengthens our first-class national and West Coast trial practices."

Mr. Ruby is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s leading trial attorneys. Among other accolades, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010) describes him as “heralded as a ‘spectacular, world-class trial lawyer’ who excels in court.” A graduate of Stanford Law School, he is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.