Richard B. Drubel Jr.
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Areas of Practice
Free University of Brussels, LL.M., cum laude, International and Comparative Law, 1978
University of Michigan, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977; Order of the Coif; Editor, Michigan Law Review
University of Michigan, B.A., Philosophy, 1973
Hon. Louis F. Oberdorfer, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1978-1979
Texas and the District of Columbia
*Not admitted in New Hampshire*
Since becoming a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in 1998, Mr. Drubel has served as lead counsel in a number of complex class actions. He was lead counsel with David Boies in a major antitrust class action against Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses that resulted in a $512 million settlement in 2001. He also represented the plaintiffs in a RICO case against a global pharmaceutical company that resulted in a $30 million settlement for the plaintiffs. Mr. Drubel is currently co-lead counsel in class actions against several drug companies for antitrust violations arising out of blocking generic entry and against major insurers for violations of ERISA and RICO in connection with their healthcare coverage. He has successfully represented opt-out plaintiffs in a tort case arising out of radiation experiments on hospital patients in Ohio. Mr. Drubel has extensive defense experience. In 1999, he defended a leading technology corporation on fraud charges and is currently representing defendants in antitrust and securities fraud lawsuits.
From 1988-1998, Mr. Drubel was a partner in the law firm of Susman Godfrey LLP in Houston, where he specialized in commercial litigation, including class actions. While at Susman Godfrey, Mr. Drubel tried to $72 million jury verdict a securities fraud class action which the National Law Journal called one of the most significant verdicts of 1989. He started his legal career as Special Assistant to the General Counsel, United States Department of Energy and also served as Special Assistant to John Temple Lang, Legal Services of the Commission of the European Communities, Antitrust Division.
Selected Professional Awards and AssociationsAmerican Bar Association
Toward a General Theory of Double Jeopardy, The Supreme Court Review (1978) (Co-Author with Professor Peter Westen, University of Michigan Law School)
Firm Report: May 2009 (May 2009)
Firm Report: July 2008 (07.28.2008)
Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)
Firm Report: July/August 2007 (Vol. 2, Issue II) (08.22.2007)
Firm Report: April 2007 (Vol. 2, Issue I) (04.01.2007)
Firm Report: July 2006 (Vol. 1, Issue II) (07.01.2006)
Firm Report: March 2006 (Vol. 1, Issue I) (03.01.2006)
Government ServiceSpecial Assistant to the General Counsel, United States Department of Energy, 1979-1980.