Member Profile - Reed Rubinstein

Membership Level

Contributing Member




[email protected]

Business Phone




801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20004, United States

Law School

University of Michigan

Practice Area 1

Administrative Law

Practice Area 2


Practice Area 3

Public Affairs


BIO Reed D. Rubinstein is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. His practice includes regulatory, enforcement, litigation, and policy matters before federal agencies, federal district and appellate courts, and the U.S. Congress. Between 2012 and 2015, Reed was also counsel to and Senior Vice President for Litigation of Cause of Action, a 501(c)(3) government oversight organization. Recently, he has: Successfully defended a company targeted by the Federal Trade Commission for ''unreasonable'' data security practices under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Obtained the first federal district court decision holding that Executive Branch cronyism in awarding federal grants is actionable under the Administrative Procedure Act. Executed a successful bipartisan advocacy campaign 'V against strong White House opposition - enacting Purple Heart legislation for the 2009 Fort Hood terror victims. Worked with U.S. Senate and House Oversight, Homeland, and Commerce staff on agency oversight and legislative reform matters. Testified on regulatory crime and reform before the House Committee on Judiciary''s Over-Criminalization Task Force. Argued a precedent-setting Information Quality Act case before the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia. Reed joined Dinsmore in 2012 after serving as Senior Counsel for Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There, he developed and executed regulatory reform, EPA, and FDA policy. Prior to joining the Chamber in 2010, Reed was a shareholder in the Washington D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. There, he provided trade associations, defense, consumer products, and financial services companies with regulatory management, compliance, and litigation services. Reed graduated with an A.B. with High Honors and Highest Distinction in Political Science and Political Philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1982. He received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan''s Rackham School and his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1985. He has appeared in the New York Times, the National Law Review, CNN, and Fox News, lectures often, and is regularly published in general and trade outlets. Reed proudly serves as the lawyer for the Fort Hood terror attack victims. Reed is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia and the Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, District of Connecticut, District of Maryland, Eastern District of Virginia, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Virginia, Michigan, and Connecticut bars.

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