David M. Rubenstein | 2015 Gala Honoree
David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms, with more than $203 billion in assets under management. A Baltimore native, he is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School. From 1973-75, he practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and later served as Chief Counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. During the Carter Administration, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Prior to co-founding Carlyle in 1987, he practiced law in Washington with the legacy firm of Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman.
Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Duke University, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, Co-Chairman of the Brookings Institution, Vice-Chairman Council on Foreign Relations and President of the Economic Club of Washington. He is on the Board of Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, the 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.