American Law News – Winston & Strawn Expands Corporate Law Practice and Communications Industry Reach

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 20, 2009 — Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that communications transactional and regulatory attorney Rick Rubin has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as of counsel. Over a 30-year career that includes affiliation with several large law firms, Rubin has dealt with sophisticated regulatory, transactional and policy issues in the domestic and international communications industries and has represented numerous service providers, lenders, investors, users, equipment vendors, and government regulators.

“We are excited to have Rick join Winston,” said Thomas Mills, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “His extensive experience in helping to guide a wide variety of domestic and foreign clients in the communications industries through the many legal changes they’ve dealt with over the years is a perfect complement to our existing global practices in D.C. and elsewhere.”

Rubin’s regulatory work for clients has taken him before the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies, state regulatory commissions, and the courts. His experience extends to the marketplace evolution of broadband networks and includes the representation of several large foreign carriers in their efforts to operate within the United States and carry traffic between this country and foreign points. He also has significant experience with the international telecommunications authorization process, including the various foreign ownership and national security rules. Rubin’s significant transactional experience includes the negotiation of complex commercial agreements for the purchase of communications equipment and networks, and the provision of communications services on wholesale and retail bases.

The addition of Rubin further enhances the firm’s preeminent transnational reach in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications sectors and follows the recent arrival of Glynna K. Christian and Eric W. Cowan, from Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP, along with their leading international corporate and sourcing practices.
“I’m delighted to be joining Winston & Strawn,” said Rubin, “and look forward to being a part of its collaborative, multidisciplinary and innovative approaches in working with clients.”
Rubin earned his juris doctor from the George Washington University National Law Center and his bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from George Washington University, where he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international commercial law firm with more than 900 attorneys in 12 offices in America, Asia and Europe. More information about the firm is available at www.winston.com

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