If you want a shortcut to a list of some of the most influential leaders in the New York business and cultural communities and beyond in the past 60 years, you can start with a list of Howard J. Rubenstein's past and current clients, who knew who to turn to for communications counsel in good times and bad. Just a few of them: Ronald O. Perelman, George Steinbrenner, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, the Dramatists Guild of America, Metropolitan Opera, Museum of Modern Art, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, City University of New York, Major League Baseball, Beth Israel Medical Center, Bloomberg L.P., Douglas Elliman, Tishman Speyer.
Since founding the firm that bears his name in 1954, Mr. Rubenstein has not only served as a valued counselor to some of the world's most influential corporations, organizations and opinion leaders. He has served as a member of numerous civic and philanthropic organizations, and currently sits on the Executive Committees of the Real Estate Board of New York, NYC & Co., and the Association for a Better New York, which he helped to found. He is a trustee of the Police Athletic League, the Inner City Scholarship Fund of the Archdiocese of New York, and the Foundation for the National Archives, as well as a member of the City University of New York Business Leadership Council.
He is vice-chairman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and has served on the Mayor's Committee on Business & Economic Development for Mayors Beame, Dinkins and Giuliani. He also has served as a consultant to the United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and is a former assistant counsel to the House Judiciary Committee.