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Yankwitt LLP Expands Litigation Team with Another Former Big Firm Attorney and Two-Time Federal Law Clerk Kenneth Walsh

White Plains, NY (February 8, 2023) – Yankwitt LLP, Westchester County’s go-law firm for high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation, has hired former BigLaw attorney and two-time federal law clerk Kenneth D. Walsh as Counsel.

Adding Walsh to the Yankwitt LLP attorney roster continues the firm’s mission of establishing a sophisticated New York City caliber law firm in Westchester County, staffed with senior attorneys who worked for leading national law firms and as federal prosecutors and/or federal law clerks.

A litigator with more than a decade of experience, Walsh has practiced law in New York and Illinois, focusing on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on employment and labor disputes.  He has defended companies and organizations of all sizes in individual and class actions asserting claims of employment discrimination and wage and hour violations arising under state and federal statutes. 

He also represents employers before agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York Division of Human Rights and in arbitrations before all major arbitral tribunals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ken to the firm,” said Russell Yankwitt, Managing Partner. “Ken is a seasoned litigator with more than a decade of experience in complex civil litigation, particularly in employment disputes.  He has an impressive track record of representing companies and organizations of all sizes and has been recognized by his peers for his accomplishments.  His background as a federal law clerk provides him with invaluable insights into the judicial system. Ken bolsters our bench of employment attorneys as we continue to grow our Employment Litigation Practice.”

In addition to his private practice experience, Walsh served as a federal law clerk for two judges in the Eastern District of New York: District Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein and Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke.

“I am thrilled to join Yankwitt LLP and become part of their highly experienced litigation and trial team,” Walsh shared. “I am excited to contribute to the firm’s mission of providing top-tier legal services to clients in Westchester County and beyond.” 

Walsh is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois and before the United States U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.

He earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was executive editor of the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems and a member of Duke’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic, where he investigated claims of innocence made by incarcerated felons.

Recognized by his peers for his accomplishments, Walsh has been named for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars in New York Metro and Illinois.

 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 the county, 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.