Yankwitt LLP Expands Employment Law Practice with New Hire Michael Reed

Reed served as a federal law clerk prior to practicing at Am Law 100 firm

Michael H Reed

White Plains, NY (May 13, 2019) - White Plains, New York-based law firm Yankwitt LLP has expanded its civil litigation practice with Michael H. Reed, a former federal law clerk.

Reed, who is joining the firm as counsel, has substantial experience in complex litigation and has an established federal law practice. He has focused over the past several years on employment litigation and wage and hour disputes and has lectured throughout the country on overtime law.

"Nearly every corporate client needs a seasoned employment lawyer," said Russell Yankwitt, managing partner of Yankwitt LLP, "and Michael is just that, not to mention he is highly accomplished in other types of complex litigation. He has spent years litigating high stakes employment cases in New York and across the country. Michael is an asset to the firm and an invaluable resource for our clients. We are thrilled to have him join Yankwitt LLP."

Like many senior attorneys at Yankwitt LLP, Reed’s training came from years working at a prestigious New York City law firm and as a federal law clerk. He practiced at Am Law 100 law firm Kirkland & Ellis, before joining a regional law firm, where he served as counsel in nationwide overtime class and collective actions and individual litigation and arbitrations, and he clerked for the Hon. William J. Martini of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Reed received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law, where he served as a junior research fellow at NYU’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law.

Reed graduated from Amherst College magna cum laude with distinction and earned an M.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

About Yankwitt LLP

Founded in 2009, Yankwitt LLP is an elite trial and litigation firm based in White Plains, New York. With one of the largest litigation teams in Westchester County, Yankwitt LLP represents businesses and high-net-worth individuals in their litigation across a broad range of matters. The firm routinely handles complex cases in Westchester on behalf of national law firms and often serves as trial counsel for other local law firms on their high-stakes matters. Yankwitt LLP also holds the distinction of being the only law firm in New York with attorneys who have clerked for every federal district court judge in Westchester County.