Todd Rubin's work focuses on helping agencies improve the quality of their regulatory decisions. For example, he helps agencies adopt sound research methodologies to better predict and review the economic effects of their regulations. He also convened and led a federal interagency working group to draft a compendium of legal issues commonly encountered in public-private partnerships. As ACUS’s Staff Counsel on Artificial Intelligence in the Administrative State, he works with a team of researchers to identify ways that agencies use AI to issue and enforce regulations and adjudicate cases.
Before joining ACUS, Mr. Rubin was a lawyer at the U.S. Department of Education, where he worked in the Office of the General Counsel on the Department’s regulatory agenda. Mr. Rubin advised various policy officials and lawyers in the Department on all aspects of the rulemaking process. Additionally, Mr. Rubin advised the Acting General Counsel on matters pertaining to oversight requests from congressional committees, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the Office of the Inspector General. Before coming to the Department, Mr. Rubin worked at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law where, among other responsibilities, he analyzed notices of proposed rulemaking pertaining to housing, education, and employment.
Mr. Rubin holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, Mr. Rubin interned at the White House Domestic Policy Council, the U.S. Department of Justice, and for the Honorable Joanna Seybert in the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Rubin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Hispanic Studies and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.