David J. Rubin

David Rubin

Expertise: Research, Bankruptcy, Programming
Education: University of Michigan, New York Law School
Location: New York, NY


  • Fact checker for The Balance
  • Served various roles spanning more than 30 years in editing and publishing, including fact-checker, software programmer, and legal editor
  • Edited legal content and developed software for publisher LexisNexis Matthew Bender & Co. for nearly 12 years


David J. Rubin has served various roles in the editing and publishing field, focusing on the subjects of law, software development, photography, and literature. For more than 30 years, he has professionally edited, written, and researched in the publishing and legal worlds on a gamut of subject matter ranging from bankruptcy to behavioral forensics and pharmaceuticals. For nearly 12 years, David worked for Matthew Bender & Co., a subdivision of legal publisher LexisNexis. There, he held several hats, including manager of research and development, programmer analyst, and senior copy editor. He also worked for Apple, Inc. as a specialist, where his objective was to lead customer interaction toward leveraging technologies in commercial and artistic endeavors.

In addition to fact-checking for The Balance, David produces videography and photography and writes fiction. He earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School. 


David earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School.

About The Balance

The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.