Javier H. Rubinstein (Javier) is Vice Chairman, Global General Counsel and joined PwC as principal in the US firm in 2006.
Prior to joining PwC, Javier was a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown, LLP, an international law firm with more than 1,400 attorneys in the United States and Europe.
A native of Argentina fluent in Spanish and English, Javier has maintained an international practice throughout his legal career. At Mayer Brown, he concentrated on international commercial and investment arbitration, representing private and public clients from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia in complex disputes before the world’s leading arbitral institutions, including the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Javier also represented international accounting firms in litigation and arbitration matters throughout the world.
In addition to his practice responsibilities, Javier was the Leader of Mayer Brown's Chicago Litigation group, which numbered more than 150 attorneys. Since 1996 he has served as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches courses in International Commercial Arbitration and US Supreme Court Litigation.
Javier received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan in 1984, graduating with High Honors. In 1986 he received his Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Javier then obtained his Juris Doctor's degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law School in 1989. At Georgetown, Javier served on the School's Law & Policy in International Business Journal and won each of the School's moot court competitions.