Justin S. Rubin provides legal, lobbying, and strategic counsel to U.S. and U.S. allied-owned companies in matters involving the intersection of law, business and public policy. Building on his significant government experience, Justin has developed strong bipartisan relationships in Congress and the Executive Branch, including the Department of Defense. He regularly serves as a strategic advisor to clients’ CEOs, and frequently provides government affairs counsel to companies that do not have an internal government affairs team.
Justin’s clients include defense and security companies seeking to do business with the U.S. Government to support U.S. security needs. He has represented the U.S. subsidiaries of some of Israel’s largest and most advanced defense contractors in their efforts to obtain contracts and influence U.S. policy. He has also providing counsel and lobbying support to innovative smaller U.S. and allied-owned companies, including for their interactions with Congress and the Executive Branch and on their overall US-governmental strategies. He regularly advises clients on issues relating to Foreign Ownership Control and Interest (FOCI) mitigation and other issues to succeeding as subsidiary of a foreign-owned company in the US.
In addition to representing clients in front of the Defense, Homeland Security, and Appropriations Committees and with the Executive Branch, Justin has represented companies in front of the Energy and Transportation Committees as well as in front of the Departments of Energy and Transportation.
Prior to joining Kasowitz, Justin served as an appointee in the Department of Defense, including as the Director of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army’s Strategy and Integration Office, advising Army senior leaders on strategy and resourcing. In that role, Justin reformed the Department of the Army’s strategic planning process and led the team that created the Department of Defense’s surveys on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which was a major data point in repeal discussions and received the American Association for Public Opinion Research Policy Impact Award. In recognition of his service, Justin was awarded the Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Justin is a member of the Defense Council of the Truman National Security Project and co-founder of Defense Dems, a group that supports moderate, “strong on security” representatives in Congress, and is a board member of Sela Public Charter School.