Dina Hamerman Named a 2021 914 Inc. Women in Business Honoree
Dina Hamerman, partner and executive director of Yankwitt LLP, has been named a 2021 914 Inc. Women in Business, an award that honors Westchester County’s leading female professionals. Dina is among 21 honorees who will be celebrated on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the annual Women in Business luncheon in Tarrytown, New York.
“Dina has been an integral part of Yankwitt LLP since day one more than 11 years ago,” shared Russell Yankwitt, managing partner. “Dina is my righthand person; she is indispensable to me and to the firm. Initially hired as litigation counsel, her position has continued to evolve and expand as her leadership prowess emerged. Dina first was promoted to partner and then to executive director. In that role, Dina is charged with managing the firm’s docket of approximately 100 active cases, including editing all substantive litigation work product and handling all attorney staffing, overseeing the firm’s marketing communications, document and data management systems, and knowledge database, and serving as principal mentor to junior attorneys and staff.”
Dina is an accomplished commercial litigator and a former New York City big law attorney. She also held two judicial clerkships – positions that are especially coveted and hard to obtain. Her practice focuses on complex civil and employment litigation, representing a diverse roster of clients from national hospitality groups to mid-size and small companies on matters ranging from employment discrimination to premises liability defense to contract disputes and business divorces. She often serves as local counsel to large corporations, applying her keen understanding of civil procedure to litigation in both federal and state courts. She recently served as local counsel to Walgreens in a massive, coordinated New York state opioid litigation in Suffolk County Supreme Court – the first in the United States to be tried to a jury.