Mintz is pleased to share that Member Jennifer B. Rubin was named a National Law Review 2020 Go-To Thought Leader and authored the legal news and analysis curator’s 2020 Article of the Year. The article, “Vaccinate or Terminate – Mandatory Vaccination as Workplace Policy,” was extremely well-read, drawing over 250,000 page views since its publication in July.
With the exceptional challenges of COVID-19, among other issues of national and global importance, thought leadership from attorneys and other leading professionals became more important and impactful than ever before. To earn the Article of the Year recognition, Ms. Rubin’s piece earned top readership out of over 20,000 articles published by the National Law Review in 2020, including thousands of articles on COVID-19’s impact on employer compliance, new legislation, and changing state regulations and mandates. Specifically, Ms. Rubin’s article examined the intricacies of workplace vaccination policies, which not only raises various issues impacting employers, including human resources, personal privacy, religious and liability to employees, coworkers, and clients, but is very timely given the anticipated widespread rollout of various COVID-19 vaccines in the near future.
Ms. Rubin practices employment law at Mintz with three decades of experience advising clients on employment law matters and litigating employment cases. Her clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and business executives in the technology, financial services, publishing, professional services, and health care industries. Ms. Rubin is a prominent thought leader on employment topics, including groundbreaking California laws, and most recently, COVID-19 workplace vaccination policies. She has been quoted in and published by outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, Law360, and many others.
Ms. Rubin and other attorneys in Mintz’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice have been at the forefront of discussions on critical issues facing employers during COVID-19. The Practice was among the first to market offering a “Roadmap for Employers” in response to the rapid onset of the pandemic, covering topics such as specific protocols related to health and safety, planning for a return to the workplace, and more. The first webinar in the series was attended by a record-breaking number of firm clients and others.
The National Law Review’s 2020 Go-To Thought Leader Awards recognizes 71 legal authors and legal organizations, pulled from over 20,000 pieces of content published this year. This is the third year that the National Law Review has formally recognized the unique talents of less than one percent of its 15,000 authors across a variety of legal specialties and in law practice management and operations. Last year, Member and Founding Chair of Mintz’s nationally recognized Immigration Practice Susan J. Cohen and Special Counsel – Privacy, Cybersecurity and Technology Transactions Brian H. Lam were named Go-To Thought Leaders for their insights on immigration law and cybersecurity law, respectively; and in 2018, Mintz Member Cynthia J. Larose was named a Go-To Thought Leader for her insights on all things privacy.