Mr. David M. Rubenstein, J.D. is a Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded The Carlyle Group in 1987. Mr. Rubenstein is a Partner of Shaw Pittman LLP. He also serves as a Managing Director at Rhodes Partners.
Prior to Carlyle and after his White House service, Mr. Rubenstein served for six years as a Partner and practiced law in Washington at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, where he served as a Counsel on a number of major corporate mergers and acquisitions.
He became a Deputy Domestic Policy Assistant to the President of the United States, a position he held from 1977 to 1981, during Carter Administration.
He co-founded Carlyle Europe Venture Partners, L.P. and served as its Managing Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer. From 1975 to 1976, Mr. Rubenstein served as the Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1973 to 1975, he practiced law in New York at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
He has been the Chairman of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts since May 2010 and also serves as its Director. He serves as the Vice Chairman of Duke University. He served as Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. He serves as a Director of Scene7, Inc. He serves as a Director of The Carlyle Group LP. He serves as a Director of Kennedy Center Corporate Fund.
He has been a Director of Carlyle Group Management LLC, a General Partner of The Carlyle Group LP since May 2, 2012. He serves as a Director of Carlyle Group Management L.L.C, the General Partner of The Carlyle Group.
Mr. Rubenstein serves as Director/Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Chairman of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, the Institute for International Economics, the Asia Society, the American Academy in Berlin, American Council on Germany, Freedom House, Ford’s Theatre, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. He also serves as a Member of the The Business Council of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Dean’s Council at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution, Advisory Board of School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University, the Trustees’ Council of the National Gallery of Art, Endowment, the Madison Council of the Library of Congress, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Trilateral Commission, Washington Economic Club (President-elect), Harvard Business School's Board of Dean’s Advisors. He served as a Trustee of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc.
Mr. Rubenstein was admitted to the Washington, D.C. Bar Association in 1981. Mr. Rubenstein holds a J.D., graduated from Duke University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and a 1973 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an Editor of the Law Review.more » « less