Business Law Program Welcomes David M. Rubenstein, Co-founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group

Pictured L to R: Seth Grae '88, Dean Claudio Grossman, Robert Pence '71, David Rubenstein, Kenneth Lore '73


The Business Law Program at American University Washington College of Law welcomed David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, for a lunchtime presentation in early April on the role of private equity firms and his work in public philanthropy.

"Mr. Rubenstein is an inspiration for all of us, and shows us what is possible with a compilation of creativity, flexibility, education, and service,” said Claudio Grossman, dean, American University Washington College of Law in his welcoming remarks.

Rubenstein, a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School, has practiced law in Washington, D.C. and New York, served as the deputy assistant for domestic policy under President Carter, and served as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments.

Rubenstein is also the chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a regent of the Smithsonian Institution, president of the Economic Club of Washington, and on the Boards of Directors or Trustees of Duke University, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Institute for Advanced Study. He is also recognized in the Washington, D.C. area for his purchases and loans to the National Archives of the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, and Emancipation Proclamation, and for funding of repair of Washington Monument.

Alumnus Robert Pence '71 provided closing remarks at the event.