News & Insights


April 7, 2021

The American Lawyer Names Javier Rubinstein a 2021 Midwest Trailblazer

CHICAGO, Apr. 6, 2021 — The American Lawyer has named King & Spalding partner Javier Rubinstein to its 2021 Midwest Trailblazers list.

The publication recognized Rubinstein for his efforts to make Chicago a leading hub for international arbitration. Rubinstein has led the by formation of  a Steering Committee of in-house counsel and international arbitration practitioners in the city of Chicago to launch the Chicago International Arbitration Center, which will offer world class hearing facilities and educational programming. The Center will open this summer. The  Midwest Trailblazers list recognizes professionals in the Midwest who “have moved the needle in the legal industry,” according to the publication.

Rubinstein, a Trial and Global Disputes partner, regularly handles high-profile international commercial and investment arbitrations, representing clients from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia in complex disputes before such institutions as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. 

To view the full Trailblazers list, including Rubinstein’s profile, click here.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with more than 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at