Mr. Rubenfeld is in his third decade of helping clients solve challenging legal and regulatory problems. He is a practical, businessman’s lawyer with experience working both at large private law firms and in executive in-house positions crafting cost-effective, sensible solutions to clients’ needs.
Before returning to private law practice with our Firm in 2017, Mr. Rubenfeld served for over 10 years with several large institutional investment advisors specializing in private and public equity investments in real estate, infrastructure and corporate debt and equity, including as general counsel and chief compliance officer. In those roles, Mr. Rubenfeld helped to organize and advise numerous private and public funds, including public and private REITs, listed and unlisted business development companies, and CLOs and other structured investment vehicles in their deployment and harvesting of billions of dollars of capital. Before that, Mr. Rubenfeld practiced both corporate law and litigation at several preeminent New York City and Washington D.C. law firms, including Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Arnold & Porter (now Arnold & Porter, Kaye Scholer LLP) and Proskauer Rose LLP. While there, he advised several leading financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan, in securities and structured product offerings and represented private and public companies in litigation in both federal and state courts.
Mr. Rubenfeld’s legal experience encompasses the entire range of issues confronting today’s business enterprises, including asset acquisitions, dispositions and financings, fund formation and capital raising, securities offerings and reporting, regulatory compliance, insurance coverage, and employment, real estate and commercial litigation. In addition, as a senior executive, Mr. Rubenfeld directly managed his companies’ compliance, risk management, and human resources teams, and served on their investment, asset management, disclosure and other operational committees.
Mr. Rubenfeld earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Harvard Law School in 1995 and his B.A., magna cum laude and with college and departmental honors, from UCLA in 1991. He is licensed to practice law in New York and California.