The 28th Annual Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lecture

David M. Rubenstein to Deliver Conference Keynote Lecture

Friday, April 3
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

David M. Rubenstein is a co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $85 billion from 29 offices around the world.

Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

From 1973-75, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. From 1975-76 he served as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1977-1981, during the Carter Administration, Mr. Rubenstein was deputy assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. After his White House service and before cofounding Carlyle, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman).

Mr. Rubenstein is on the board of directors or trustees of Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Vice Chairman), the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Asia Society, the American Academy in Berlin, American Council on Germany, Freedom House and Ford’s Theatre.

Mr. Rubenstein is also a member of The Business Council, Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Dean’s Council at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution, Advisory Board of School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University, the Trustees’ Council of the National Gallery of Art, the Madison Council of the Library of Congress, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Advisory Committee of J.P. Morgan Chase, Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors, and the Washington Economic Club (president).

The Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lectureship was created by the friends and colleagues of Manny Cohen and established at the Law School in 1979. This endowed lecture serves as a living memorial to Manny Cohen, a leader in the field of securities law, a dedicated public servant, former chairman of the SEC, a legal scholar, and a teacher at the Law School for nearly two decades.

The memorial lectures have been given by: the late Arthur Goldberg, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; Donald T. Regan, former Secretary of the Treasury and Counsel to the President; Lloyd N. Cutler, former Counsel to the President; the late Carl McGowan, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; the late Louis Loss,William Nelson Cromwell Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School; Richard Posner, former Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; former Senator Bill Bradley; former mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, the late Arthur Liman, former Chief Counsel of the Senate Iran/Contra Committee; Robert H. Bork, former Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; Ambassador Max Kampelman, former Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Negotiations on Nuclear and Space Arms in Geneva; former Senator Warren B. Rudman; columnist George F. Will; former Senator George Mitchell; former White House Counsel Abner J. Mikva; Mary Schapiro, President of NASD Regulation, Inc.; David Gergen, editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report; Donna Shalala, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Joel Klein, former Assistant Attorney General of Antitrust Division, Department of Justice; former Senator Fred Thompson; Robert Hirshon, former President of the American Bar Association; Senator Paul Sarbanes; John W. Snow, Secretary of the Treasury; and Harvey J. Goldschmid,Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Harvey L. Pitt, CEO, Kalorama Partners, LLC; and John C. Bogle, Founder and Retired CEO, Vanguard Group.

Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society
The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, a nonprofit organization independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, preserves and shares the history and historic records of the SEC and of the securities industry through its virtual museum and archive at The Society is honored to partner with GW Law on the 28th Annual Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lecture and The Panic of 2008 conference.

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