Russell Yankwitt Named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 19, 2021) – White Plains, New York-based law firm Yankwitt LLP is thrilled to announce that its managing partner, Russell Yankwitt, has been named to the 2022 edition of the Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation.
Yankwitt is Westchester County’s go-to litigator and trial attorney. He represents clients in commercial matters of all kinds, including contract and partnership disputes, business divorces, employment litigation, insurance coverage disputes, ADA litigations, premises liability matters, and COVID-19-related lawsuits. Yankwitt is known for his aggressive, strategic approach to cases, which emphasizes cost-effective litigation measures and focuses on optimizing outcomes for each client.
When asked about the award, Yankwitt responded, “Thank you to the lawyers who nominated me and a big congratulations to all of this year’s honorees. This award validates the trust and confidence referring attorneys have in our firm to handle their clients’ high-stakes litigation.”
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, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He then served as an Assistant United State Attorney for the Southern District of New York and in 2009, launched his own litigation firm in Westchester County, Yankwitt LLP. The firm is known for having experienced attorneys who honed their skills at leading global, national or New York City law firms, and served as federal prosecutors and/or clerked for federal judges.
Additionally, Yankwitt is known throughout Westchester for his volunteerism and philanthropy. Yankwitt serves on the executive board of the Federal Bar Council and sits on boards and committees for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Westchester County Bar Association, Westchester County Grievance Committee, Westchester County Bar Foundation, and UJA Federation. Among Yankwitt LLP’s generous donations is the Yankwitt LLP Immediate Impact Scholarship at Pace Law School, awarded to an incoming first-year student of color who expresses an interest in social justice and demonstrates financial need.
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 and Gold Client Champion Award by Martindale-Hubbell. Yankwitt LLP was also the only Westchester-based law firm named to the Chambers USA list in the category of General Commercial Litigation and has been named to the US News & Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in Commercial Litigation. Other awards Yankwitt and Yankwitt LLP have received include: Best Companies to Work for in New York, 914Inc’s Best of Business: Best Business Law Firm, and the Westchester County Women’s Bar Association’s Family Friendly Law Firm Award.
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. More than 87,000 industry leading lawyers from around the world are eligible to vote, and for the 2022 U.S. edition, more than 65,000 lawyers were included in the new edition.
About Yankwitt LLP
Founded in 2009, Yankwitt LLP is Westchester County’s go-to law firm for high-stakes and bet-the-company litigation. With one of the most experienced litigation teams in Westchester, Yankwitt LLP represents businesses and high-net-worth individuals 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 local law ﬁrms.