PwC takes Mayer Brown litigation head in Chicago

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has raided Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) to appoint international arbitration heavyweight Javier Rubinstein as global general counsel.

Rubinstein joins the Chicago office of PwC after leading MBRM’s Chicago litigation group for four years. He has been with the firm for 18 years, having started his career there in 1989.

Rubinstein succeeds Lawrence Keeshan, who has retired from the PwC after 12 years in the role.

Michael Gagnon, PwC global managing partner of risk and quality, said in a statement: “Javier Rubinstein’s high-profile international experience and background in complex arbitration and litigation around the world give him the necessary perspective to lead the legal strategy for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ global organization.”

Rubinstein specailises in international commercial, investment and sports-related arbitration, representing private and public clients from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

A lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School, Rubinstein has also taught international arbitration and Supreme Court litigation at the University of Chicago since 1997.