RUSSELL YANKWITT

Russell M. Yankwitt, a cum laude graduate from the Cornell Law School, has proudly served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, and is Westchester’s go-to litigator and trial attorney. A White Plains, New York resident, Russell is accessible and treats his clients like family. Russell is active in the Federal Bar Council in leadership positions and has been included on the Top 25 Westchester Lawyers list from 2013-2015. In addition, Russell has also been included on the New York Metro Super Lawyers list repeatedly since 2011. As Westchester’s premier litigation law firm since 2010, Yankwitt LLP is retained not only by companies and individuals throughout the state of New York, but also by other Westchester law firms to collaborate on their high-stakes cases. Our partners and senior lawyers draw on 100-plus years of combined litigation and counseling experience within the United States Attorney’s Office, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and New York City’s most prestigious law firms. Our accomplished attorneys achieve exceptional results for our clients on a broad range of matters including contract and partnership disputes, employment litigation, premises liability defense and government investigations. We advocate tirelessly and aggressively on behalf of our clients, leading to unparalleled outcomes in the courtroom, before arbitrators and mediators, and at the settlement table. At Yankwitt LLP, our clients benefit from representation by top-tier New York City trained attorneys at Westchester prices.

LOCATION: New York, NY

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Russell Yankwitt, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, has extensive litigation experience in jury and bench trials, and arbitrations. He has brought and defended commercial matters of all types, including contract and partnership disputes, employment and shareholder lawsuits, and premises liability cases. He is recognized as Westchester’s go-to litigator and trial attorney, having accrued an enviable track record of trial victories for the past two decades. As a result, he is regularly retained by Westchester law firms to collaborate on their high-stakes trials throughout the state of New York. Active in the legal community, Yankwitt was the founding member and first chairperson of the Federal Bar Council’s Westchester Committee and remains active in leadership positions in the Federal Bar Council.

CURRENT FIRM: Yankwitt LLP

PRIOR FIRM(S): Skadden Arps

LAW SCHOOL: Cornell University

HONORS AND AWARDS: Super Lawyers 2011 to 2018

PRACTICE AREA(S):

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(Commercial/Contract Disputes, Arbitration and Mediation, Professional Liability and Malpractice Claims)

INDUSTRY: Corporate Law and Litigation

NOTABLE ROLES/EXPERIENCE: United States District Attorney


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