Robert Plesnarski


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Rob Plesnarski represents public and private companies, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds and other clients in US Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory, transactional and corporate matters.

Rob advises issuers, underwriters and institutional investors in US and international public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, with a particular focus on transactions involving equity derivatives and Rule 144 restricted or control securities. Rob also counsels public companies and other clients in connection with federal and state securities laws, corporate governance and disclosure best practices, beneficial ownership reporting under Sections 13 and 16 of the Exchange Act and SEC enforcement matters. Rob regularly provides advice with respect to 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.


Corporate & Government Experience

  • Deputy Chief Counsel, Securities & Exchange Commission

Honors & Awards

  • Top Ranked Securities Regulation: Nationwide, Chambers USA
  • SEC Capital Markets Award


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania


  • Temple University, J.D., 1991: cum laude; Temple Law Foundation Scholarship 
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1987: magna cum laude

Professional Activities

Board of Advisors