O’Melveny Adds Jaroslaw CK Hawrylewicz to Capital Markets Practice in New York

March 11, 2013



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Andrea Rodeschini

O’Melveny & Myers LLP



NEW YORK ─ MARCH 11, 2013 ─
O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced today that Jaroslaw C.K. Hawrylewicz has joined the Firm as senior counsel in the New York office. Hawrylewicz will be a member of O’Melveny’s Capital Markets Practice.


“We feel very fortunate to welcome Jaroslaw, one of a very small elite group of derivatives and structured products specialists on Wall Street, to O’Melveny,” said Michael Schiavone, Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Capital Markets Practice. “Against a rapidly evolving and increasingly complex regulatory backdrop, equity and other derivatives will remain a critical component of financial risk management, strategic planning, and deal structuring for our corporate and investment banking clients. The breadth and depth of Jaroslaw’s experience in the field of derivatives and structured products, developed over a career as an investment banking professional and private practitioner, as well as his thought leadership demonstrated through involvement with various industry organizations and initiatives, makes him uniquely qualified to serve the sophisticated needs of our clients.”


Hawrylewicz most recently was Head of Equity Derivatives & Synthetics Legal Group at Barclays Capital where he was the leader of a team of lawyers dedicated to covering businesses with equity derivatives or synthetic products. He also was involved in all transactional and policy aspects within his assigned areas including: structuring, advising on, and negotiating transactions; development of new products, guidelines, and procedures; and development of firmwide policies involving securities laws and derivatives concepts. As a member of various industry and regulatory reform organizations such as the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Financial Services Roundtable, Lawyer’s Council, and a number of informal dealer groups, Hawrylewicz has been involved in numerous industry efforts related to key legislative and regulatory initiatives including Title VII and other matters related to the Dodd-Frank Act.


“Jaroslaw will be a terrific addition to our growing Capital Markets team in New York, where he will work closely with Mike Schiavone who joined the Firm last year,” said C. Brophy Christensen, Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Capital Markets Practice. “His impressive experience in the derivatives space will be an asset to our clients and will enhance our existing capital markets capabilities and help further strengthen our New York transactions platform.”


Prior to joining Barclays Capital, Hawrylewicz held the title of Senior Vice-President at Lehman Brothers, as the senior attorney primarily responsible for its corporate and private client equity derivatives businesses. He began his legal career as an associate at an international law firm based in New York. Hawrylewicz received his B.S., with distinction, from University of Toronto. He completed a joint MBA/LLB program at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, where he received the Harry Rose Award and Union Carbide Award. Hawrylewicz is also a CFA charterholder and holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.

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