Zick Rubin devotes his practice to publishing and media, copyright, trademark, and higher education law. He drafts and negotiates publishing, licensing, and collaboration agreements, advises educational, scientific, and cultural organizations on intellectual property issues, devises strategies for copyright and trademark protection, and helps his clients to resolve intellectual property disputes. Zick represents his clients in trademark registration and opposition proceedings and he has successfully litigated publishing, copyright, trademark, and defamation cases in federal and state courts. He received a B.A. from Yale University (where he was Managing Editor of the Yale Daily News), a PhD in social psychology from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Levin H. Campbell, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
A former psychology professor at Harvard and Brandeis Universities, Zick is a textbook and trade book author and a frequent contributor to both general and legal publications. Before establishing The Law Office of Zick Rubin in 2003, Zick was Of Counsel at the Boston firms of Palmer & Dodge and Hill & Barlow. He has been listed in Boston Magazine as one of Boston's five best intellectual property lawyers. He is a member of the Copyright Society of the United States, the Authors Guild, the Text and Academic Authors Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He serves on the Publications Committee of the Massachusetts Historical Society and was formerly on the MHS's Adams Papers Administrative Committee.
Zick's wife Carol is the Massachusetts Coordinator of The Parent-Child Home Program. His son Elihu is an architectural historian and an assistant professor of urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture. His son Noam is an actor and a recent recipient of an MFA from the University of Washington's Professional Actor Training Program.