Jonathan R. Yarowsky Celebrated for Excellence in the Field of Law

Jonathan R. Yarowksy serves as an expert in antitrust, intellectual property, telecommunications and civil rights legislation

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2023  — Jonathan R. Yarowsky is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who’s Who. He was recently spotlighted in New York City’s Times Square on a 22-story screen that is passed by an estimated 1.5 million people daily. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Jonathan R. Yarowsky has combined his diverse professional and educational background to build a powerful, multi-dimensional practice as a partner at WilmerHale LLP 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 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 understanding of how law, policy and the media work together to shape Washington outcomes.

Mr. Yarowsky attended the University of Michigan, where he graduated class valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1971, with a Bachelor of Science (double major in psychology and English literature). He then went on to study clinical psychology at Cornell University and attained a Master of Science in 1974, serving as a teaching instructor for two years during that period. He followed this course of study with a Juris Doctor from the UCLA Law School in 1977, where he served as chief comment editor of the UCLA Law Review. During his summers in law school, he worked as an associate in the Los Angeles Federal Public Defender’s Office and at a Beverly Hills entertainment law firm.

After graduation, Mr. Yarowsky worked as an antitrust and appellate litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP until 1982; at that time, he entered public service as chief counsel of the U.S. House Judiciary Economic and Commercial Law Subcommittee. Soon after, he became general counsel of the House Committee on the Judiciary, where he oversaw 40 lawyers in six different subcommittees developing legislative policy, ranging from constitutional, civil rights and criminal law to antitrust and intellectual property. From 1995 to 1998, he served as special counsel to the President (Clinton), whom he advised on antitrust, telecommunications and crime, and directed the selection and confirmation of federal judicial nominees. When he re-entered private practice as a partner at Patton Boggs LLP, he received appointments by the President and Congress to serve as vice chair of the Antitrust Modernization Commission, as well as a member of the National Commission on Crime. He is active in myriad civic organizations, including the boards of Cornell University and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Recognized as a “Trailblazer in Government Relations” in its inaugural listing by the National Law Journal for his groundbreaking work combining law, regulation and public policy, Mr. Yarowsky has also been designated a nationwide leader in government policy by Chambers and as a Top Lobbyist by The Hill. Very recently, the Washingtonian Magazine named him one of Washington DC’s “Most Influential People Shaping Policy” in both 2022 and 2023.

Perhaps the breadth and diversity of Mr. Yarowsky’s intellectual training and background have helped shape his interesting path in the legal and public policy worlds — the study of psychology instructs one to be both perceptive and receptive to different points of view and to seek to resolve conflict through an accommodation of interests. Standing back, one may see that this learning has been central to his Washington success.

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