Mr. Rukin is an Associate attorney focusing his practice on energy law and securities & finance law.
Legal representation that effectively brings together professionals from many disciplines, including engineers, market specialists and attorneys is an essential component to smart growth in energy development. Mr. Rukin's engineering and legal background allows him to facilitate communication between the many classes of energy professionals to represent their interests successfully.
Prior to law school, Mr. Rukin worked in the engineering operations division of a coal-fired generating station owned and operated by a rural electric cooperative. While a law student, Mr. Rukin worked for a self regulatory organization in the securities industry, several agencies within the federal government and taught constitutional law and appellate arguments to high school students in the District of Columbia Public School System.
Articles and Publications
Author(s): Debra D. Roby and Alan J. Rukin, "Cybersecurity and District Energy Resilience," District Energy Magazine (2014)
Author(s): Alan J. Rukin, "Increased Energy Market Coordination: FERC Encourages Stakeholder Efforts Before Weighing Regulatory Changes," From a Legal Perspective: IDEA District Energy Magazine (August 19, 2013)
Author(s): Alan J. Rukin, Debra Roby, Alan Robbins "FERC Issues Final Rule Concerning Integration of Variable Energy Resources," (July 2, 2012)
Author(s): Alan J. Rukin, "The Jobs Act Eases Rules on Capital Formation," (April 10, 2012)
American Bar Association
Business Law Section, Member
Environment, Energy and Resources Section, Member
Energy Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
- District of Columbia, 2011
- Florida, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 2014
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, Securities and Financial Regulation, 2011
Founding Board Member, Georgetown Securities & Financial Law Forum
J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2009
Pro Bono Honors, Outstanding Service
Member, Admissions Committee
Judge, Student Bar Association Court of Appeals
M.E., University of Florida, Civil Engineering, 2006
B.S., University of Florida, Civil Engineering, 2005