Speaker's Biography:

David Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

David Rubenstein is a co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Carlyle has grown to manage more than $157 billion from 32 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, president of the Economic Club of Washington and a regent of the Smithsonian Institution. He sits on the boards of directors or trustees of Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, among other institutions. Rubenstein graduated from Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.