Matthew P. Rubba

Biography

Matthew Rubba concentrates his practice on complex commercial, corporate, and financial services litigation in federal and state courts. He regularly defends clients in multiple industries against claims involving:

  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) / Junk Fax Prevention Act
  • class actions
  • Federal Truth In Lending Act
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • various state consumer protection statutes

He has also successfully represented corporations and major financial institutions in various contractual and tax matters, as well as real estate transactions.

Prior to beginning his legal practice, Matthew served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judith H. Wizmur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, and completed an internship program with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. Matthew has previously been affiliated with the American Arbitration Association, and currently serves as a court appointed arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Matthew also holds an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Business.

Matthew is an accomplished artist and musician, and has been featured in numerous publications for his involvement in the arts community. He serves as the band leader and guitarist for Blank Rome’s own house band, “Alternative Dispute Revolution.” The band took top prize in the 2017 Philadelphia Law Rocks benefit concert, was a regional finalist in the 2013 Fortune Magazine Battle of the Corporate Bands, and regularly performs and fundraises in partnership with the United Way.

Affiliations

Memberships

  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
Professional Activities

Matthew handles a number of pro bono cases each year on behalf of indigent clients. He also provides pro bono legal advice for small businesses through his relationship with Philadelphia VIP. Matthew also serves on the Advisory Board for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s legal studies program. 

Matthew was elected by his peers to serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. He has previously been selected to serve as a Board Observer through the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s Board Observer Program.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey

Education

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, BA, magna cum laude
  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, JD
  • Rutgers, Graduate School of Business, Camden, MBA