Russell Yankwitt Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 22, 2019) – White Plains, New York-based law firm Yankwitt LLP is pleased to announce that its founding partner, Russell Yankwitt, has been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation.
Yankwitt is an established trial attorney with an enviable track record of case wins. He represents clients in commercial matters of all kinds, including contract and partnership disputes, employment and shareholder lawsuits, insurance coverage disputes, ADA litigations, and premises liability cases. Yankwitt, along with all the attorneys in his firm, is known for his aggressive, strategic approach to cases, which emphasizes cost-effective litigation measures and focuses on optimizing outcomes for each client.
Additionally, Yankwitt is known throughout the legal and greater Westchester communities for his philanthropy, which includes board positions for The Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and the Federal Bar Council; committee posts for the Westchester Bar Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night walk; and numerous other voluntary and monetary contributions.
Yankwitt has been practicing law for 20-plus years, starting his career as a clerk for a federal judge before transitioning to the private sector as an associate with premier New York City law firm Skadden Arps. He then served as an Assistant United State Attorney (AUSA) for the Southern District of New York and in 2009, launched his own litigation firm in Westchester County, Yankwitt LLP, which is known for its stable of accomplished, effective trial attorneys and for being the only law firm in New York with attorneys who have clerked for every federal district court judge in Westchester County.
In addition to being selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, Yankwitt has been named to the Top 25 Westchester Super Lawyers and the Top 100 New York Super Lawyers’ lists and has earned an AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. The firm also received the Westchester County Bar Association’s Family Friendly Law Firm Award for its corporate culture that promotes work-life balance.
About Best Lawyers in America
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers from around the world are eligible to vote, and for the 2019 edition, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, resulting in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.
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.