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Robert Plesnarski


Rob Plesnarski is a partner in O'Melveny's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Capital Markets and Corporate Practices. He represents public and private companies, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, and other clients, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory, transactional and corporate matters.

Rob advises issuers of securities, underwriters and institutional investors in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, forward/option-based and other equity derivative transactions, mergers/acquisitions and corporate financings. Rob counsels public companies, ranging from Fortune 500 to newly-public companies, on securities law compliance, as well as counseling public companies on corporate governance, executive compensation and disclosure best practices. Rob also advises clients with respect to Section 13(d) beneficial ownership reporting, Section 16 compliance and SEC enforcement matters. 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, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the JOBS Act.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Rob served as Deputy Chief Counsel for the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. 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, 2014)

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

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

District of Columbia; Pennsylvania