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Robert Plesnarski


Rob Plesnarski is a partner in O'Melveny's Washington, DC office, co-chair of the Firm’s Public Company Advisory Practice and a member of the Capital Markets Practice.  He represents public and private companies, independent board and committee members, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds and other clients in US Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory, corporate, corporate governance and transactional matters.  Rob represents a number of public companies as outside corporate counsel, advising them on SEC registration and reporting requirements, corporate governance, stock option and other employee benefit matters and general corporate matters.  Rob also advises issuers of securities, underwriters and institutional investors in public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, equity derivative transactions and a variety of corporate financings.  Additionally, Rob represents clients in SEC enforcement actions and internal investigations.  Rob’s statutory expertise includes the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Rob served as Deputy Chief Counsel for the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance.  During his 10 years at the SEC, he also served as the Division's Special Counsel, Office of Financial Services and as an attorney in the Office of Real Estate and Business Services.  Before joining the SEC, Rob practiced corporate and securities law at Arent Fox PLLC in Washington, DC.

Professional Activities

Law Clerk, Honorable Edward G. Biester, Jr., Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
Board of Advisors, TheCorporateCounsel.net
Member, American Bar Association
Recipient, SEC Capital Markets Award (2001, 2002)
Honors, Chambers USA (2011, 2012, 2013)

Temple University, J.D., 1991: cum laude; Temple Law Foundation Scholarship

Dartmouth College, B.A., 1987: magna cum laude

District of Columbia; Pennsylvania