Edward L. Rubinoff

T: 202.689.2810
M: 202.246.5026
F: 202.689.2860
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20001

Ed Rubinoff is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Washington, DC office where he focuses on international trade policy and regulation. He is a recognized authority on U.S. international trade controls, including export controls, economic sanctions, antiboycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Mr. Rubinoff counsels domestic and foreign companies on compliance with U.S. international trade control laws, conducts internal investigations and audits, designs and assesses compliance programs, and represents clients in civil and criminal enforcement cases. In addition, Mr. Rubinoff advises and represents both foreign and domestic companies regarding national security reviews conducted by CFIUS under the Exon-Florio law. His clients have included companies in the telecommunications, computer, software, technology, electronics, energy, defense, aerospace, chemical, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, logistics and transportation, financial services, private equity, entertainment and equipment sectors.

Mr. Rubinoff was a director of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security and, in that capacity, traveled to Russia, China, Ukraine, Belarus, and Latvia to advise government officials in those countries on the development of export control regimes. He was selected to serve on binational dispute resolution panels under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mr. Rubinoff has lectured and written extensively on the subject of export trade controls.

Community Involvement

  • Former member, President’s Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration, which advises the president and the U.S. government on the development and implementation of U.S. export controls and security-related trade
  • Previous chair and vice chair, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and Practice
  • Former member, governing council, American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and Practice
    • Former editor-in-chief, American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and Practice’s newsletter, the International Law News