Advisory Board member
Rubén Kraiem, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, leads the firm’s Latin American practice, and was a co-founder of its Clean Energy and Climate Industry Group. He has been an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School (2006-2009), where he co-taught a course on Climate Change Law & Policy, and serves as an advisor to the Coalition for Rainforest Nations in the UNFCCC negotiations. He is an honorary trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council (having actively served on the Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2009) and a member of the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future, where he is the Chair of the Board’s Audit & Compliance Committee. Mr. Kraiem serves also on the Board of Directors of Blacksmith Institute / Pure Earth, and is a member of the governing committee of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice (at the NYC Bar Association), the advisory board of the Theodore C. Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice (at the CUNY Law School) and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was awarded his B.A. degree in 1978, summa cum laude, and of Harvard Law School, where he received his J.D. degree in 1981, cum laude and was an Articles Editor for The Harvard International Law Journal. Before joining Covington in 2004, Mr. Kraiem was a partner at the Paul Weiss law firm in New York. In 2002-2003, he was a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the New York University Law School.