WASHINGTON, D.C. - (October 26, 2015) – International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that James W. Rubin has joined the Firm’s Regulatory Affairs Group in Washington, D.C., as a Partner.

Mr. Rubin brings to Dorsey over 25 years of experience in environmental and natural resources regulatory and litigation matters.  His practice focuses on air pollution; climate change law and policy; natural resource laws; hazardous materials transportation; and federal, state and citizen enforcement matters -- particularly those related to the energy sector.  He also provides counsel to businesses on domestic and international compliance matters in the environmental context and on corporate transactions.

He joins Dorsey from Dentons US LLP where he was counsel in the global energy sector.  Before going into private practice, Mr. Rubin served for 15 years in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was an assistant chief in the Law and Policy Section, a trial attorney in the Environmental Defense Section, and an agency representative to the White House Climate Change Task Force.  He coordinated the division’s international program and worked on a wide variety of domestic and international environmental policy and litigation matters, as well as trade and investment negotiations and disputes.

Mr. Rubin has served as chair and vice chair of the American Bar Association’s International Environmental Law Committee Section on Environment, Energy and Resources.  He also served as an appointed member of the ABA Standing Committee on Environmental Law.  In addition, he has served on the Board of Governors of the D.C. Bar and as a chair of the D.C. Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section and International Environmental Law Committee.  He is a Board member of the Washington Council of Lawyers and previously served as Vice President of that organization.  He has a JD degree from Columbia Law School and a BA degree from Harvard College.  He is a prolific writer and speaker on environmental law topics.  He has been recognized by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Business Laywers, and has received numerous awards and commendations from the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency during his government tenure.

“We are very pleased that Jim has joined Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “His expertise and experience in environmental and natural resources regulatory matters will complement Dorsey’s extensive practices in the energy, mining and natural resources industries. We continue to add talent strategically across the Dorsey platform to better serve our clients around the world.”

“I am delighted to be joining Dorsey and its great firm-wide team of regulatory, energy and mining and natural resources lawyers,” Mr. Rubin added. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base.”

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