The former senior counsel and regulatory committee executive for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has joined Dinsmore & Shohl in its Washington office, the firm announced Monday.
Reed Rubinstein has returned to private practice as a partner in Dinsmore’s corporate department. Rubinstein, who spent about 18 months with the Chamber, was previously a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.
In an interview, Rubinstein said that the quality of the Dinsmore’s attorneys and management were contributing factors in his decision to join the firm. Moreover, the firm, he said, has several high-profile clients, including Proctor & Gamble.
At the Chamber, Rubinstein worked on environmental, technology and regulatory matters. He will continue his focus on regulatory work with a renewed emphasis on federal advocacy.
“An advocacy practice has three legs — litigation, lobbying and regulatory interface,” Rubinstein said. “In the last three to four years, we have seen substantial expansion of the EPA regulatory agenda, the passage of the health care bill and Dodd-Frank.”