Mr. Ruby practices in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, and commercial disputes. Over his twenty-five years of experience, Mr. Ruby has represented London and domestic insurers in coverage disputes involving environmental, toxic tort, medical devices, and advertising injury, as well as representing insurers of bankrupt, insolvent, and dissolved insureds.  He has litigated insurance and reinsurance matters in state and federal courts, at trial, on appeal, and in arbitration, and has served as monitoring counsel where insurers have admitted coverage or are defending under a reservation of rights.

He has also worked more broadly in general litigation, most recently on behalf of defrauded investors.

Mr. Ruby lectures on insurance issues including bad faith claims and intellectual property coverage, and has conducted seminars and workshops in topics such as alternate dispute resolution and the handling of various types of claims.

Mr. Ruby has been recognized by Chambers USA (2013-2015) as one of the top attorneys in Washington, D.C. for insurance matters and has a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0).  He was selected by Super Lawyers (2014-2015, 2017-2020) as a Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Washington, DC.


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Herbert J. Stern, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Representative Matters

  • Representations of London Market Insurers and U.S. domestic companies on matters involving coverage for liability arising from asbestos, lead, other health hazard, pollution, medical devices, and advertising injury
  • Representations in disputes among insurers on issues involving allocation, contribution, and subrogation claims
  • Counseling insurers on coverage issues for defunct or dissolved clients
  • Representation of an overseas financial institution in a dispute with a U.S. real estate company over an appraisal that induced the client to invest in a failed project
  • Representation of a South American company in a dispute with a U.S. company over a technology transfer 

Publications & Events

In the News


  • Yale Law School (J.D. 1984)
  • University of Rochester (M.A., University Fellow 1979)
  • Reed College (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa,1978)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York