Jonathan R. Yarowsky joined the Patton Boggs Public Policy practice group in 1998, after serving for three years as special associate counsel to the President. His practice at the firm is diverse, spanning a broad range of legislative and public policy areas while at the same time providing strategic counseling to clients on antitrust, telecommunications policy, intellectual property, and administrative practice and procedure.
As special associate counsel to the President, Mr. Yarowsky advised President Clinton on legislative and policy matters, including telecommunications, antitrust, and crime policy. During his final year at the White House, Mr. Yarowsky supervised the selection and confirmation of nominees to the federal judiciary, working closely with the President and senators on both sides of the aisle.
Before his service at the White House, Mr. Yarowsky held the position of general counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary for the U.S. House of Representatives. During his five-year tenure as general counsel, he supervised a staff of 40 lawyers and was responsible for developing the legislative policy agenda for the Full Committee and overseeing substantive work of six subcommittees in the areas of: economic and commercial law; intellectual property and judicial administration; constitutional law and civil rights; crime and criminal justice; administrative law; and international law and immigration. Throughout this period, Mr. Yarowsky was the chief committee staff liaison with House and Senate leadership, other congressional committees and the Executive Branch. He personally developed and drafted 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 as general counsel of the Full Committee, he served as chief counsel for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Economic and Commercial Law. It was during this time that he honed his expertise in antitrust and competition policy, working closely with officials at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the FTC. In addition to his work in antitrust, Mr. Yarowsky was also responsible for developing policy and drafting subcommittee legislation in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law.