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Alan Rubin has over 30 years of experience serving as a government relations strategic professional. Mr. Rubin provides lobbying and advisory services to a wide range of clients in a variety of industries, notably in the banking and finance industries at the state and federal levels of government, focusing on municipal finance and green bond initiatives. He has also worked for clients in the sports, entertainment, national security, defense, and technology sectors.
Prior to joining Blank Rome Government Relations, Mr. Rubin served as a principal at ADR Consulting Services where he conducted significant fundraising efforts for the Clinton 2016 Election Campaign as well as actively supported and assisted clients at the highest levels on various key initiatives, including:
- conducting the nationwide implementation of forensic screening pilot projects for NMS Labs, in conjunction with the District Attorney's Office of New York City, State Attorney’s Office of Miami Dade County, and Bucks County Police Department; and
- providing due diligence, in conjunction with the State Department, for Yanztee River Development for the first infrastructure project by an American company in China (the Port of Wuhan).
Mr. Rubin previously served as a managing director at Tigress Financial services, providing advisory services to clients with resiliency planning, municipal bond issues, and disaster planning/storm financing matters. He also performed an analysis of the first MTA green bond for $250 million after Hurricane Sandy; provided advisory services for the comptroller of New York City for the city’s green bond underwriting program; and provided net neutrality advisory services for Bittorent in Washington, D.C., working with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) on getting approvals under then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
He also has experience working in the legal industry, previously serving as a principal in the public strategies group of an Am Law 100 firm. In this capacity, he provided lobbying services to clients in the finance, education, disaster planning, and government contracting arenas of the firm’s New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami markets.
He began his career as a senior vice president for Control Data Corporation’s Super Computer Division and then went to Lehman Brothers’ investment banking division where he helped design and underwrite the catastrophic fund for hurricane relief and the rebuilding of the state of Florida. He served as the executive director of Beacon Council (the Miami-Dade Economic Development Agency), leading major reconstruction efforts after Hurricane Andrew and facilitating the economic recovery of small businesses devastated by the storm.
Mr. Rubin is recognized as a leading professional in the field of natural and manmade disasters. He is the pioneer of designing the model for communities faced with base closure and economic downturn for the Department of Defense, with Secretary of Defense William Perry announcing that the plan was the “model for the nation” for communities affected by base closure.
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Mr. Rubin is a member of the National Association of Installation Developers as well as the Association of Economic Advisors. He was appointed by the mayor of the City of Miami to the Miami Exhibition and Sports Authority Board and served on the Miami Dade County’s Better Building Community’s Citizens Oversight Board, which managed $3.7 billion of infrastructure build out.