Who We Are

RUBENSTEIN is a strategic communications & reputation management firm, founded by Howard J. Rubenstein in 1954. Every day, we earn our reputation by using our knowledge, network, and creativity to see around corners for our clients – navigating all media to help them solve problems, seize opportunities, and manage the risk of public moments.

 

Our Team

Steven Rubenstein

PRESIDENT

Steven leads the agency’s day-to-day operations, driving innovation and growth for its 13 practices. A trusted counselor to CEOs, entrepreneurs, founders, and organizations, he oversees a roster of more than 400 clients across a breadth of industry sectors.

Under Steven’s leadership, RUBENSTEIN has transformed, extending its roots as a New York City powerhouse to service national and international clients across a range of sectors, including business, media, entertainment, technology, real estate, sports, healthcare, education, culture, crisis, and philanthropy.

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Steven Rubenstein

PRESIDENT

Steven is the President of RUBENSTEIN, a strategic communications and reputation management firm founded by his father, Howard, more than 60 years ago. He leads the agency’s day-to-day operations, driving innovation and growth for its 13 practices.

A trusted counselor to CEOs, entrepreneurs, founders, and organizations, Steven is adept at creating, enhancing, and protecting awareness and reputation. Since joining in 1992, he has worked as a practitioner across a breadth of industry sectors and today oversees a roster of more than 400 clients, including the Center for Reproductive Rights, Engine No. 1, David Letterman, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York-Presbyterian, the New York Yankees, Jerry Seinfeld, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is actively involved in the front-line representation of many of the firm’s clients, including Broadway Video, Cascade Investment, Dow Jones, JP Morgan Chase, Milner Global Foundation, MoMA, News Corp., Tiger Global Management, Tishman Speyer, Uber, and Vornado.

Under his leadership, RUBENSTEIN has transformed, extending its roots as a New York City powerhouse to service national and international clients across a range of sectors, including business, media, entertainment, technology, real estate, sports, healthcare, education, culture, crisis, and philanthropy. Steven also built upon the firm’s unrivaled strength in media relations, expanding its capabilities to manage communications and public awareness across traditional and digital platforms through the creation of online reputation management, digital, and content strategy practices.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and serves as Chairman of the Association for a Better New York and the ABNY Foundation, as well as on the boards of directors of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Partnership for New York City, and Friends of the High Line.

Ruth Adede

Associate Vice President
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James Allan

Senior Vice President
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Mohamed Alli

Operations Associate
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Nick Bader

Associate Vice President
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Renee Baer Selby

Executive Assistant
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Iva Benson

Managing Director
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Hayley Berson

Associate Account Executive
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Kate Blumm

Senior Vice President
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Kristen Bothwell

Executive Vice President
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Omar Bourne

Vice President
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Connor Brogan

Senior Account Coordinator
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Selina Brown

Executive Assistant
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Chris Cafaro

Account Executive
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Kate Calciano

Senior Account Coordinator
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Howard Cannon

Senior Vice President
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Adriana Casas

Executive Assistant, Office of the President
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Camryn Christenson

Account Coordinator
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Florin Cimpean

Senior Vice President
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Amber Clivilles

Executive Assistant
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Nicole Daniels

Vice President
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Christine DiCrocco

Vice President
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Anna Dinces Janash

Chief Client Officer
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Jessica Dluginski

Senior Account Executive
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Leighann Dunkley

Associate Account Executive
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Angie Durbin

Design Manager
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Amanda Emmer

Associate Account Executive
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Corinne Esposito

Account Coordinator
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Julie Falvo

Associate Vice President
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Matt Ferremi

Account Coordinator
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Colleen Fiorentino

Executive Assistant, Office of the President
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Colleen Flickinger

Account Coordinator
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Peter Foley

Managing Director Head of Business Development
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Hannah Gammond

Senior Account Coordinator
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David Gentile

Account Executive
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Eric Gewirtz

Vice President
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Chris Giglio

Managing Director, Head of Crisis
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Amanda Gilberg

Account Executive
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Grace Gilgo

Account Coordinator
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Martha Kate Ginsberg

Vice President, Business Development
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Zach Goldberg

Senior Vice President
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Lindsey Green

Senior Vice President
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Zach Grossman

Project Coordinator
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Marta Gryb

Associate Account Executive
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Danny Guerra

Senior Account Coordinator
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Nancy Haberman

Executive Vice President
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Suzanne Hallberg

Senior Vice President
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Suzanne Halpin

Managing Director
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Camryn Hershman

Project Coordinator
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Emily Hulbert

Account Coordinator
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Talia Inbar

Executive Vice President, Brand Messaging
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Amy Jacobs

Managing Director
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Andy Jacobson

Account Coordinator
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Jamie Joyce

Managing Director Head of Digital
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Annette Juriaco

Managing Director, Office of the President
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Sarah Kaplan

Associate Account Executive
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Ted Kern

Operations Associate
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Curtis Kestenbaum

Account Coordinator
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Patricia Kilbride

Senior Account Executive
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Irene Kreyn-Segal

Vice President
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Eric Kuo

Senior Vice President
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Parker LaCourse

Associate Account Executive
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Bryan Lee

Senior Help Desk Associate
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Kevin Leung

Associate Vice President
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Gary Lewi

Managing Director
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Michaela Lewin

Account Coordinator
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Matt Lobosco

Associate Account Executive
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Justina Lombardo

Senior Vice President
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Jesse Lyons

Chief of Staff
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Tali Mackay

Executive Vice President
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Brynn Martin

Project Coordinator
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Mackenzie Martin

Project Coordinator
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Nikki Matsuoka

Senior Account Coordinator
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Rick Matthews

Managing Director
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Kayla McCullough

Senior Account Coordinator
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Alice McGillion

Managing Director
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Caragh McKenna

Senior Vice President
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Alexandra Merceron

Executive Vice President, Communication Science & Insights
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Adam Miller

Vice President
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Tracie Moore

Executive Assistant
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Mariela Morales

Receptionist
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Mary-Kate Morrow

Vice President
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Patrick Muncie

Senior Vice President
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Steve Murray

Executive Vice President
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Jeff Mutterperl

Senior Vice President
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Daska Navia

Executive Assistant
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Wiley Norvell

Senior Vice President
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Julie Nuyen

Executive Assistant
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Kathy O’Brien

Executive Vice President
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Connor Osetek

Vice President
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Bud Perrone

Managing Director
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Bernie Pigman

Account Coordinator
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Peter Pochna

Executive Vice President
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Adam Pockriss

Senior Vice President
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Chris Policano

Executive Vice President
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Stefan Prelog

Executive Vice President
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Nikki Randhawa

Project Coordinator
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Roxy Rappaport

Associate Vice President
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Debbie Raskin

Managing Director
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Alexis Reynolds

Senior Vice President
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Julie Rodgers

Senior Account Executive, Research & Brand Messaging
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Mittie Rooney

Executive Vice President
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Ra’Nasia Sangster

Associate Account Executive
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Carolyn Sargent

Executive Vice President
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Joshua Schreiber

Associate Vice President
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Lauren Shepherd

Vice President
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Amrita Singh

Nominations Writer
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Kyle Sklerov

Senior Vice President
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Casimir Spencer

Vice President
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Carolyn Spungin

Senior Vice President
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Alex Stockham

Senior Vice President
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Christina Stokes

Senior Vice President Director of Talent Acquisition
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Tim Stone

Executive Vice President
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Mike Stouber

Vice President
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Krystal Suarez

Associate Vice President
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Nicole Suder

Associate Vice President
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Seth Sylvan

Vice President
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Alan Tessler

Chief Financial Officer
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Bryce Tom

Managing Director, Head of West Coast
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Mia Tommins

Project Coordinator
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Sophie Vardi

Account Coordinator
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Christine Velasco Falvo

Chief Operating Officer
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Robin Verges

Senior Vice President
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Robin Wagge

Senior Vice President
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Rhonda Walker

Senior Vice President
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Jennifer Wallington

Associate Vice President
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Lorraine Watson

Senior Vice President
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Nadine Woloshin

Senior Vice President
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Jan Wootten

Senior Vice President
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Jennifer Young

Senior Vice President
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Charles Zehren

Executive Vice President
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Jayna Zelman

Senior Vice President
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Team RUBENSTEIN on the #T100 red carpet this week. Congrats to all the leaders and innovators who were honored at this year’s Gala! Photo: @taylorehill

Team RUBENSTEIN on the #T100 red carpet this week. Congrats to all the leaders and innovators who were honored at this year’s Gala! Photo: @taylorehill ...

Thank you @wwd for spotlighting our client @centric_brands and their incredible new philanthropic program, Centric Cares.

We are excited to support them on these initiatives, including the “Creators for a Cause” internal product series tapping creative and design teams in support of timely issues.

Additionally, in support of Pride Month in June, proceeds from their “Say Gay” tote bag will be donated to the @itgetsbetter project.

Thank you @wwd for spotlighting our client @centric_brands and their incredible new philanthropic program, Centric Cares.

We are excited to support them on these initiatives, including the “Creators for a Cause” internal product series tapping creative and design teams in support of timely issues.

Additionally, in support of Pride Month in June, proceeds from their “Say Gay” tote bag will be donated to the @itgetsbetter project.
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Loved working with @businessweek for this cover featuring our client @cp3 with insights on how he’s built his impressive portfolio of partnerships and investments. Congrats Chris! We are so inspired by your leadership on and off the court.

Loved working with @businessweek for this cover featuring our client @cp3 with insights on how he’s built his impressive portfolio of partnerships and investments. Congrats Chris! We are so inspired by your leadership on and off the court. ...

Congratulations to our client Engine No. 1 — one of @time ‘s 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022! 

Proud to work with this transformative team, who are moving ESG from ideology to economics. #TIME100Companies

Congratulations to our client Engine No. 1 — one of @time ‘s 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022!

Proud to work with this transformative team, who are moving ESG from ideology to economics. #TIME100Companies
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Proud to work with Eataly’s North American executive team as they support local suppliers and lead a more sustainable future of hospitality here in #NYC and across the country.

“Our vendors are people that we know. It's a person-to-person relationship. When you know a person, it's human nature to work through problems together, to pick up the phone and try to solve problems.” – Eataly North America EVP, Raffa Piarulli on the brand’s human-first approach to supply chain challenges.

Proud to work with Eataly’s North American executive team as they support local suppliers and lead a more sustainable future of hospitality here in #NYC and across the country.

“Our vendors are people that we know. It's a person-to-person relationship. When you know a person, it's human nature to work through problems together, to pick up the phone and try to solve problems.” – Eataly North America EVP, Raffa Piarulli on the brand’s human-first approach to supply chain challenges.
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On December 1st the U.S Supreme Court will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the most consequential abortion rights case to reach the court in nearly 50 years. As part of our work with The Center for Reproductive Rights (@ReproRights) helping to promote their vital work to protect abortion rights in the US and around the world, we recently brought @TIME to visit the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is represented by @ReproRights.
 
Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of Litigation, who will be arguing for the Center before the Supreme Court, spoke with TIME about the monumental stakes of this moment, noting that “if the Supreme Court upholds this ban, it will have effectively overturned Roe v. Wade.”

Repost• @reprorights “Back at her desk, in front of a sign reading Queen Warrior, Brewer considers the enormity of her role in the moment—the last director of her state’s last abortion clinic, just weeks before the most momentous high-court hearing on abortion in a generation. ‘I’m going to appreciate the time that we have,’ she says. ‘Once we go to court, every day that we are open and see patients and get to talk to them—it’s like we don’t know if this is the last time.’”

Link in bio to read the full @time article about Jackson Women’s Health Organization, our client in our upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case. #AbortionIsEssential.

On December 1st the U.S Supreme Court will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the most consequential abortion rights case to reach the court in nearly 50 years. As part of our work with The Center for Reproductive Rights (@ReproRights) helping to promote their vital work to protect abortion rights in the US and around the world, we recently brought @TIME to visit the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is represented by @ReproRights.
 
Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of Litigation, who will be arguing for the Center before the Supreme Court, spoke with TIME about the monumental stakes of this moment, noting that “if the Supreme Court upholds this ban, it will have effectively overturned Roe v. Wade.”

Repost• @reprorights “Back at her desk, in front of a sign reading Queen Warrior, Brewer considers the enormity of her role in the moment—the last director of her state’s last abortion clinic, just weeks before the most momentous high-court hearing on abortion in a generation. ‘I’m going to appreciate the time that we have,’ she says. ‘Once we go to court, every day that we are open and see patients and get to talk to them—it’s like we don’t know if this is the last time.’”

Link in bio to read the full @time article about Jackson Women’s Health Organization, our client in our upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case. #AbortionIsEssential.
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It’s the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!🎄 

Early this morning the carefully wrapped Norway Spruce, for the first time from Maryland, was cut and started its journey to NYC. It’ll arrive on Nov. 13, and get lit on Dec. 1. It’s an honor to get to work on this festive event and introduce new Rubenstein-ers to this tradition. 

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Stay tuned: the 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree arrives in 2 days!

It’s the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!🎄

Early this morning the carefully wrapped Norway Spruce, for the first time from Maryland, was cut and started its journey to NYC. It’ll arrive on Nov. 13, and get lit on Dec. 1. It’s an honor to get to work on this festive event and introduce new Rubenstein-ers to this tradition.

Repost: @rockefellercenter
Stay tuned: the 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree arrives in 2 days!
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The Center for an Urban Future honors Steven Rubenstein and Melva Miller tonight for their @abetterny campaign to get a fair and accurate Census 2020 count for New York. ABNY put together an unprecedented coalition to "Get Out the Count" and Rubenstein ran a pro bono PR agency to help community based organization with messaging around the Census. Congrats to Steven and Melva, as well as the other honorees!

Repost @melvammillernyc: Honored to be recognized this evening by the Center for an Urban Future for @abetterny's work to get New Yorkers counted in the #2020Census! Congratulations to the other honorees @jbpatchett & @Google.

The Center for an Urban Future honors Steven Rubenstein and Melva Miller tonight for their @abetterny campaign to get a fair and accurate Census 2020 count for New York. ABNY put together an unprecedented coalition to "Get Out the Count" and Rubenstein ran a pro bono PR agency to help community based organization with messaging around the Census. Congrats to Steven and Melva, as well as the other honorees!

Repost @melvammillernyc: Honored to be recognized this evening by the Center for an Urban Future for @abetterny's work to get New Yorkers counted in the #2020Census! Congratulations to the other honorees @jbpatchett & @Google.
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Huge congrats to Terence Blanchard, Camille A. Brown, and the entire cast and crew of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ who brought pure magic back to New York last night – from the opera house to Times Square to Marcus Garvey Park. We are proud to have been a part of such a historic moment and support our client, The Metropolitan Opera. 

🎥 Video Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.

Huge congrats to Terence Blanchard, Camille A. Brown, and the entire cast and crew of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ who brought pure magic back to New York last night – from the opera house to Times Square to Marcus Garvey Park. We are proud to have been a part of such a historic moment and support our client, The Metropolitan Opera.

🎥 Video Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.
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Honored to have helped welcome Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they kicked off their visit to New York City at One World Observatory this morning.

Photo credit: @taylorehill

Honored to have helped welcome Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they kicked off their visit to New York City at One World Observatory this morning.

Photo credit: @taylorehill
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Excited to share this today! TIME reveals the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has 7 worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gymnast Simone Biles, actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter Billie Eillish, director-general of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, CEO of NVIDIA Jensen Huang and writer Cathy Park Hong. Check out Time.com for the full list, tribute videos and photos. The September 27th double issue of TIME goes on sale on Friday, September 17. #time100 @time

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Repost @ajacobs14

Excited to share this today! TIME reveals the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has 7 worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gymnast Simone Biles, actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter Billie Eillish, director-general of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, CEO of NVIDIA Jensen Huang and writer Cathy Park Hong. Check out Time.com for the full list, tribute videos and photos. The September 27th double issue of TIME goes on sale on Friday, September 17. #time100 @time
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Repost @abetterny

Statement by ABNY Chairman Steven Rubenstein and CEO Melva M. Miller on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11:

“No New Yorker forgets. We all carry the memories of that September morning. We remember the people we lost and we will never forget the bravery of first responders who rushed in to save our loved-ones and neighbors. Even as the years pass, we keep in our hearts those who grieve loved ones, first responders suffering from lingering illness, and everyone who continues to feel the impact of that day. 

Amid unfathomable pain and loss, we also remember how New York came together to recover. Together, we rebuilt lower Manhattan, we showed our resiliency to the world, and the world rediscovered its love for this city.

Today, we are again coming back from a painful chapter in our City’s history. We must find that same resilience and spirit as we envision and rebuild a city that’s stronger and more vibrant than ever.

New York’s best days are ahead.”

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Statement by ABNY Chairman Steven Rubenstein and CEO Melva M. Miller on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11:

“No New Yorker forgets. We all carry the memories of that September morning. We remember the people we lost and we will never forget the bravery of first responders who rushed in to save our loved-ones and neighbors. Even as the years pass, we keep in our hearts those who grieve loved ones, first responders suffering from lingering illness, and everyone who continues to feel the impact of that day.

Amid unfathomable pain and loss, we also remember how New York came together to recover. Together, we rebuilt lower Manhattan, we showed our resiliency to the world, and the world rediscovered its love for this city.

Today, we are again coming back from a painful chapter in our City’s history. We must find that same resilience and spirit as we envision and rebuild a city that’s stronger and more vibrant than ever.

New York’s best days are ahead.”
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The data is in! We are so proud of our team's work with @abetterny fighting for an accurate count in the #2020Census.

Repost: @abetterny If we ever needed proof what our city can achieve when we all work together, the release of today's Census data is it. Because we worked together, we saved a Congressional seat, we proved that we are a growing City, and our 2020 count was strong like New York, despite the pandemic.

This is a phenomenal result and we are grateful to all of ABNY's partners - government, CBOs, businesses big and small, faith leaders, and non-profits – for coming together and for working with us for years to fight for an accurate count. Now to the future: a city that's growing, recovering and ready to thrive!

The data is in! We are so proud of our team's work with @abetterny fighting for an accurate count in the #2020Census.

Repost: @abetterny If we ever needed proof what our city can achieve when we all work together, the release of today's Census data is it. Because we worked together, we saved a Congressional seat, we proved that we are a growing City, and our 2020 count was strong like New York, despite the pandemic.

This is a phenomenal result and we are grateful to all of ABNY's partners - government, CBOs, businesses big and small, faith leaders, and non-profits – for coming together and for working with us for years to fight for an accurate count. Now to the future: a city that's growing, recovering and ready to thrive!
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Congratulations to our client Chris Paul on leading the Phoenix Suns to their first Western Conference Finals Championship since 1993. Chris’ dynamic leadership has transformed the @suns drive and culture on and off the court. After 16 years in the league, his hard work and dedication proves that it’s never too late to clinch your first spot in the NBA Finals.

Congratulations to our client Chris Paul on leading the Phoenix Suns to their first Western Conference Finals Championship since 1993. Chris’ dynamic leadership has transformed the @suns drive and culture on and off the court. After 16 years in the league, his hard work and dedication proves that it’s never too late to clinch your first spot in the NBA Finals. ...