Global Conference 2011
Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
David Rubenstein is a co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Carlyle has grown to manage more than $100 billion from 27 offices around the world. During the Carter administration, Rubenstein 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). Rubenstein is chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and president of the Economic Club of Washington. A regent of the Smithsonian Institution, he sits on the boards or advisory councils of Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and many other institutions. Rubenstein graduated from Duke University and The University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.