Jonathan R. Yarowsky has combined his diverse professional and educational background to build a powerful, multi-dimensional practice as a partner at WilmerHale since 2013. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust Department and co-chair of the Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Department. Additionally, he maintains a robust congressional investigations practice. In honing his practice over many years in Washington, he has served in senior federal government positions and in the private sector, and is sought out by policymakers, government officials, and a wide-ranging group of business clients for his multi-branch experience and his understanding of how law, policy and the media work together to shape Washington outcomes.
In Congress, Mr. Yarowsky directed the passage of numerous, significant antitrust, intellectual property, telecommunications and civil rights legislation during his tenure as Chief Counsel of the U.S. House Judiciary Economic and Commercial Law Subcommittee, and then as General Counsel of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. He also served as Special Counsel to the President in the Clinton Administration and was appointed Vice Chair of the Antitrust Modernization Commission and member of the National Commission on Crime, following his government service. Active in myriad organizations, including the boards of Cornell University and the Shakespeare Theatre, he also provides pro bono representation for a number of worthy causes.
Mr. Yarowsky received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, with a double major in psychology and English, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, in 1971. He earned a Master of Science in clinical psychology at Cornell University in 1974, followed by a JD from the UCLA Law School in 1977, where he served as chief comment editor of the UCLA Law Review.
Recognized by Chambers USA as a nationwide leader in the field of government, Mr. Yarowsky was named a “Trailblazer” in Government Relations in its inaugural listing by the National Law Journal for his groundbreaking work in law, regulation and public policy. He was also named to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the Legal 500 in the United States and as a perennial Top Lobbyist by The Hill.