Michael Reed Selected for the Business Council of Westchester’s Rising Stars
White Plains, NY (May 4, 2021) – Yankwitt LLP is thrilled to announce that Counsel Michael Reed has been selected for the 2021 Business Council of Westchester Rising Stars – 40 Under 40 Award.
“There is no one more deserving of this award than Michael,” said Russell Yankwitt, managing partner of Yanwkitt LLP. “Since joining the firm in 2019, Michael has demonstrated his profound abilities as a lawyer and as a leader within the firm and greater Westchester legal community. He regularly resolves complex matters with favorable outcomes, participates in new business development efforts, and volunteers for pro bono matters and bar association programs. We appreciate the BCW recognizing Michael’s outstanding qualities and including him in this impressive class of accomplished professionals. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.”
Reed focuses his practice on complex federal litigation, with an emphasis on employment litigation. His experience encompasses national class and collective actions and defending individual litigations, as well as reviewing and negotiating employment and severance agreements. He leads the Westchester County Bar Association’s Mentoring Circle program and serves on the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates.
Prior to joining Yankwitt LLP, Reed practiced at an Am Law 100 and a regional law firm and clerked for the Hon. William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He earned his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law, where he was a junior research fellow at the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law.
Recognized as a thought leader in employment law, Reed has published articles on overtime law, federal practice and procedure, choice of law, and arbitration in the New York Law Journal, New Jersey Law Journal, Bloomberg Law Insights, Westchester County Business Journal and Westchester Lawyer and has lectured throughout the country on the topic.
Reed has been named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Employment Litigation, an honor that recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.
“I am honored to be a part of the BCW’s 2021 Rising Stars class and to be recognized by an organization that works tirelessly to help the Westchester community thrive,” said Reed. “I look forward to working with the organization and my fellow 40 Under 40 honorees to support Westchester. Congratulations to you all.”
The event honoring the 2021 Rising Stars class is scheduled for June 17, 2021.
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.