Meet Laura Rubenstein – Attorney, Mother and Community Leader

Laura Rubenstein is a Partner at Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP. As a Labor and Employment Attorney, she represents corporate clients and non-profit agencies in a wide range of matters including workplace and sexual harassment charges, wage and hour issues, FMLA disputes, employment contracts and more.

How did you first get involved with The Associated? 
After graduating from law school, I knew I needed to broaden my social network and meet like-minded young professionals. I quickly joined YLC and became acquainted with some really great folks, many of whom I am still in touch with today. YLC also gave me an opportunity to observe the JCC Board for one year. It was a board full of intelligent and thoughtful leaders. I really enjoyed the experience.

You recently rotated off as Lawyers’ Division Co-Chair. What other leadership roles have you had or will you hold within The Associated system? 
I have served on the JCC’s Board of Directors for the last 10 years and am now the 1st Vice Chair. I will take on the role of Chair of the Board in 2021. I’m honored for this opportunity to lead this dynamic organization and to follow in the footsteps of giants who have had this role before me.
Prior to that, I was co-chair of The Associated’s reinvigorated Jewish Professional Women’s group and a committee member on the Human Resources Steering Committee.

What is one piece of advice you would give to younger attorneys looking to become partners in their firms? 
Work hard, put in the time, be present, be helpful, be kind, be confident and always proofread your writing before sending any correspondence. Professionalism is still cool.

What do you love about being a lawyer? 
I am doing exactly what I’ve always wanted to do professionally. I enjoy helping people and their businesses and watching my advice be put into action. I am fortunate to work with great people all day long.

How do you recharge and reenergize? 
I go home and play with my kids. Our whole family hops on bikes and rides to the neighborhood pool to swim and play together. We are also parents to a new puppy, so that’s been keeping us all on our toes. I’m purposely working late tonight to finish answering this questionnaire and to let the evening shower pass, but especially to avoid the pup’s teething stage.

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