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Jonathan R. Yarowsky

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Jonathan R. Yarowsky

Partner

  • Co-Chair, Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Practice

Jonathan Yarowsky provides strategic counsel and multi-branch advocacy to clients in an array of areas including antitrust, telecommunications policy, intellectual property, and administrative practice and procedure. Mr. Yarowsky also maintains a robust practice in congressional investigations as well as in antitrust representation. He joined WilmerHale after holding a number of senior-level positions in federal government, including Special Counsel to former President Clinton, General Counsel of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Economic and Commercial Law.

Mr. Yarowsky joined private practice in 1998 after serving as a Special Counsel to former President Clinton, where he advised on legislative and policy matters, including telecommunications, antitrust and crime policy matters. In his work at the White House, among other policy duties, Yarowsky directed the selection and confirmation of federal judicial nominees.

Prior to his position at the White House, Mr. Yarowsky served as General Counsel of the House Committee on the Judiciary. During his five-year tenure there, he supervised a staff of 40 lawyers and was responsible for developing legislative policy agenda and overseeing the work of six subcommittees in the areas of: administrative law; constitutional law and civil rights; crime and criminal justice; economic and commercial law; intellectual property and judicial administration; and international law and immigration. In addition, during this period Mr. Yarowsky also developed a series of antitrust bills that were enacted into law, and developed other legislative initiatives in the areas of telecommunications, financial services, insurance, banking, civil justice and international trade.

Prior to serving in the House, Mr. Yarowsky was Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Economic and Commercial Law, where he gained extensive experience in antitrust and competition policy, and worked closely with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. 

Professional Activities

  • Vice Chair, Antitrust Modernization Commission, Joint Presidential/Congressional Appointment, 2004
  • Member, National Commission on Crime, Congressional Appointment, 1995

Recognition

  • Named a "Top Lobbyist" by The Hill each year since 2008
  • Recommended in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 United States for government relations and telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1977

    • MS, Cornell University, 1974

    • AB, University of Michigan, 1971

      summa cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

  • Government Experience

    • Executive Office of the President

      The White House

      Special Counsel to President William J. Clinton
    • Federal Legislative Branch

      US House of Representatives

      General Counsel, Committee on the Judiciary
    • Federal Legislative Branch

      US House of Representatives

      Chief Counsel, Judiciary Subcommittee on Economic and Commercial Law

Credentials