Gina F. Rubel, Esq.
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., Doylestown
A communications expert, attorney, author and publicist, Ms. Rubel has handled a wide range of legal communications from internationally publicized death penalty appeals to whistleblower matters. A nationally sought-after speaker, Gina reveals the secrets to law firm communications success in her book, Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers. Ms. Rubel owns the award-winning public relations and marketing agency, Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. The agency is consistently listed among the region’s top PR firms by the Philadelphia Business Journal and has been named one of the Top 300 WBE’s in the U.S. by Women’s Enterprise Magazine. Furia Rubel represents law and other professional service firms, municipalities, non-profits, educational institutions, and business-to-business companies. Their clients have been featured everywhere from MSNBC and The Today Show to NPR, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. A client advocate and business diplomat, Ms. Rubel knows how to apply strategic planning to achieve clients’ objectives. In 2010, she was honored by The Justinian Society with the Judge Lisa A. Richette Outstanding Woman in Law Award and by The Legal Intelligencer as a Woman Lawyer of Distinction. She is the recipient of the National Italian-American Political Action Committee Special Achievement Award in Legal Communications and Media. In 2008, Ms. Rubel was named one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business by Governor Ed Rendell and a 2008 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She has also been recognized for her work in the community with the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Patricia Clatch Award and with the Deanne White Award for Community Service from the Public Relation Society of America (PRSA) Philadelphia Chapter. As a Philadelphia trial attorney, Ms. Rubel served on a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee for six years where she conducted legal ethics reviews of other attorneys. Since then, she has taught a variety public relations and marketing programs to legal professionals, corporations and universities including social media, strategic public relations planning, crisis communications, media training and reputation management. Ms. Rubel is an active member of the Legal Marketing Association, American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations (Bar-News Media Chair), Justinian Society (Immediate Past Chancellor), Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Bucks County Women’s Business Forum (Past President), National Association of Women Business Owners and Public Relations Society of America. A graduate of Drexel University and Widener University School of Law, Ms. Rubel resides in Doylestown, Pa., with her husband and their two children on a 250-year-old farm. She maintains a blog at www.ThePRLawyer.com, is a regular contributor to The Legal Intelligencer, serves on the Drexel University Magazine Editorial Board, and blogs for The Huffington Post and National Law Review. You can find her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/ginafuriarubel or follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ginarubel. For more information, go to www.FuriaRubel.com.