Paul D. Rubin is a corporate partner based in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Group. His practice focuses on FDA/FTC regulatory matters. He is noted as a recognized practitioner for Regulatory Healthcare by Chambers USA (2018) and is an LMG Life Sciences: “Life Sciences Star” (2013–2018).

Mr. Rubin represents FDA-regulated drug, device and consumer product companies on a wide range of issues, ranging from strategic regulatory counseling to complex compliance and enforcement matters. He also routinely conducts regulatory due diligence for private equity funds and strategic acquirers in corporate transactions.

In addition to his FDA practice, Mr. Rubin also has substantial experience helping clients navigate complex advertising and promotion-related issues, including FTC investigations, negotiating FTC settlements/consent decrees, disputes before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (NAD) and advertising lawsuits under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act. Mr. Rubin also has considerable experience advising consumer product companies on CPSC-related compliance, including Section 15(b) submissions and “Fast Track Recalls.”

Mr. Rubin is a contributing author to the Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book (Practising Law Institute, 2019) and the co-author of various articles, including “How Life Sciences Cos. Can Prepare for Legal and PR Crises” (Law360, December, 2018), “A Look at Recent Efforts to Contain Health Care Costs,” Law360 (January, 2018) and “How Tax Reform Could Impact the Health Care Industry,” Law360 (November, 2017). He is also a frequent lecturer on FDA/FTC law and has guest lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Mr. Rubin joined Debevoise in 2017. He earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1992. He received a B.S. in Economics magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1989.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania – US District - Eastern
  • District of Columbia