MWWPR announced that Joseph Rubin has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations. Rubin, who as a Republican strategist has a history and reputation of reaching across the aisle, will join Executive Vice President and Managing Director Amy K. Dacey, in the Washington, D.C. office.
Rubin, a seasoned, entrepreneurial executive and attorney with areas of expertise including financial services, technology, fintech, health care, and travel and entertainment, most recently served as Co-Chair of Arnall Golden Gregory‘s Payment Systems Practice and Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Practice, and as a member of the Privacy, Technology and Health IT teams.
As a part of the MWWPR offering, Rubin will provide integrated campaign strategy and key insights into the intersection of policy, influencer engagement, stakeholder management and issues advocacy. With deep relationships on Capitol Hill and the current Administration, Rubin’s reputation with Issues Management and Public Policy will be an asset to current and future MWWPR clients.
“Whether it was his experience working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with large companies, or working in the halls of Congress, Joe has been on the forefront of major shifts in policy and regulation and business and has successfully found strategic solutions for those challenges,” said Michael W. Kempner, Founder and CEO of MWWPR. “In this changing issue environment, organizations and major corporations need a partner to navigate ever changing waters. To drive success, you need experienced, connected thoughtful people to make sure the issues you care about have a voice and their stories are heard. Joe has navigated the issues space for decades and is uniquely prepared to best serve our internal and external stakeholders. Joe is an excellent addition to a strong DC team and MWWPR is looking forward to using his expertise across all practices and will be a true asset to our clients.”
In addition to his expertise in communications strategy and campaign development, Rubin has 23 years of experience working in Congress with the House Judiciary Committee, as a lobbyist and senior executive with several trade associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Consumer Data Industry Association and as CEO of the Travel Technology Association. Rubin started and ran MasterCard‘s Washington, D.C. office and directed federal, state and international government affairs for the brand.
“The DC office is looking forward to working with Joe and excited to have him apart of the Public Affairs and Issue Management team at MWWPR,” said Dacey, Managing Director of the Public Affairs and Issue Management Practice. “We are looking forward to applying his insights into our practice, as well as his years of well-developed influencer relationships and hands-on expertise that will benefit MWWPR clients.”
Selected as a “Lobby Leader” by Influence Magazine, Rubin led the post-9/11 coalition to enact Terrorism Insurance Legislation, as well as public policy and crisis management response for the credit reporting industry during the 2008 economic down-turn. He has also played central roles in the enactment of several federal laws, including: BAPCPA (Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act), CAN SPAM Act (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing), Dodd-Frank Act, Class Action Reform Act, TREAD Act (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation), and Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act.
“I am incredibly excited to come on board with the team at MWWPR,” Rubin said. “After years of experience in Washington with public policy, regulatory and business issues, I feel I am positioned to bring that experience to the firm to make a difference in this ever-changing issue environment. MWWPR is the type of firm that I wanted to be a part of: Creative, strategic and with a strong presence in many differing practice areas. MWWPR is the best next step in my career path and I look forward to working with the team.”