Judith G. Rubin


  • LLM, University of Michigan Law School, 2010
  • Second State Examination, Berlin Department of Justice (Germany), 2008
  • Legal Training Program, Brandenburg Higher Regional Court (Germany), 2005-2008
  • First State Examination, University of Potsdam (Germany), 2005
  • Visiting Student, University of Kazan, Faculty of Law (Russia), 2001-2002


  • New York, 2016
  • Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 2015
  • German
  • Russian
  • French
  • Bosnian
  • Polish

Judith G. Rubin


Judith Rubin is an associate in the privacy & cybersecurity practice group in the New York office. Judith’s practice focuses on a wide variety of privacy and data security matters. She routinely guides clients through the steps to GDPR compliance, including the development of global privacy programs, privacy policies, data protection impact assessments, and the implementation of data transfer mechanisms. Judith counsels businesses on how to mitigate the risk associated with the collection, use and transfer of personal data. She also guides clients through privacy and security assessments and helps them comply with US and international privacy laws.

Judith works with companies in a wide range of industries, including finance, energy, medical, and pharmaceutical.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Judith worked in a European office of another major international law firm, where her practice focused on white collar internal investigations and data privacy. Among other things, she conducted internal investigations as part of a multinational white collar defense team and counseled clients on compliance with German and EU laws on anti-bribery, corruption, money laundering, trade sanctions, export control, privacy and data protection. Judith also advised on compliance with German and EU data protection laws in the collection and transfer of data and drafted institutional data protection policies and data privacy notices.

Before entering private practice, Judith clerked for the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht), where her duties included advising the Justices of the Court on US and international law, as well as engaging in comparative legal analysis.

Judith is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E).


  • Co-Author, “EU Member State Courts Rule Against Facebook’s WhatsApp in Decisions Providing Guidance on the Contours of Consent for Data Processing,” Ropes & Gray Privacy Alert (March 21, 2018)
  • “When Trade Law Meets Public Health Evidence: The World Trade Organization and Clove Cigarettes,” 21 TOBACCO CONTROL 596 (2012) (with Holly Jarman et al.)
  • “The Legal Background for Development-Friendly Economic Partnership Agreements Between the European Union and ACP Countries, advisory opinion for the GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, a German government-owned cooperative enterprise for sustainable development)” (2007)
  • “Possibility and Modalities of a Withdrawal of Germany From the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development,” advisory opinion for the German NGO Forum Umwelt & Entwicklung (2005)
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