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David M. Rubenstein

Co-founder and co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

David M. Rubenstein is a co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.  He co-founded the firm in 1987.  Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing over $175 billion from 36 offices around the world. 

Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison from 1973-75. From 1975-76 he served as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments.  During the Carter Administration, he was deputy assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.  After his White House service and before co-founding Carlyle, he practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman).

Mr. Rubenstein is chairman of the boards of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and of Duke University, a regent of the Smithsonian Institution,  co-chairman of the Brookings Institution, vice-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of the National Gallery of Art and president of the Economic Club of Washington.

He is on the boards of  University of Chicago,  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.


Tuesday, February 14
8:40am - 9:40am

Plenary: Private Equity Markets and Views on the Trump Administration

Tuesday, February 14
8:40am - 9:40am