Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ross E. Morrison Joins Yankwitt LLP
Four of the firm’s six partners are former AUSAs
White Plains, NY (April 27, 2020) – Yankwitt LLP, an elite trial and litigation law firm based in White Plains, New York, announced today that Ross E. Morrison has joined the firm as a partner. Morrison, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the Southern District of New York and federal law clerk, becomes the fourth former AUSA partner at the firm and ninth former federal law clerk.
Morrison brings more than 25 years of civil litigation, trial, appellate and investigative experience to the firm. He spent more than a decade as an AUSA, where he held the supervisory positions of Acting Chief Appellate Attorney and Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney in the Civil Division.
During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Morrison tried numerous cases before juries and the bench, argued countless substantive motions in a wide variety of matters, and represented the United States in more than a dozen appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also led investigations of individuals and entities accused of engaging in financial or other fraud, and violating the False Claims Act, criminal laws, and civil rights laws.
Most recently, Morrison was a partner at a national law firm in New York City, where he represented financial services corporations and other clients in complex litigation and appeals, and investigations by the Department of Justice and state attorneys general. He also clerked for the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York after graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School and has served as an adjunct professor at Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools.
“We are so thrilled to have Ross join the firm. He is a perfect fit for Yankwitt LLP,” said Russell Yankwitt, managing partner of Yankwitt LLP and a former AUSA. “He is a litigator skilled in all phases of civil litigation and has significant experience with many of the federal judges we routinely appear before in Westchester and New York City. His background as an AUSA and national law firm litigation partner will truly serve our clients and the firm well.”
At Yankwitt, Morrison will represent clients across several of the firm’s practice areas, including business disputes, employment litigation, and False Claims Act cases and investigations. “I could not be more excited to join my talented former AUSA colleagues at Yankwitt LLP. The firm is known for the superb litigation skills of its lawyers and combined with its broad range of clients and cases, provides a great fit for my practice going forward,” Morrison said.
About Yankwitt LLP
Founded in 2009, Yankwitt LLP is an elite trial and litigation law 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 litigations across a broad range of matters. The firm also 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 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.