As litigation has proliferated in the bankruptcy courts, mediation has developed into an important tool that judges rely upon to resolve large numbers of cases pending before them. Mr. Rubin is a certified mediator on the panel of mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and for the District of Delaware. He has served as a mediator in several cases pending in New York, Delaware, and New Jersey, arising out of the bankruptcy cases of, among others, the Borders Group, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, the RG Steel companies, Furniture Brands, Coda Automotive, Inc., and Gaspari Nutrition, Inc. Many of these lawsuits have involved preference, fraudulent transfer and other avoidance causes of action. Based upon his experience in mediations involving cases pending in bankruptcy and federal court, Mr. Rubin understands that an effective mediator must be patient, persistent, listen carefully to the parties, understand their interests and approach each case with an open mind.