Yankwitt LLP Gifts Entire Law Firm Peloton Bikes and App Subscriptions
Managing Partner Thanks Team for Unwavering Dedication Throughout the Pandemic
WHITE PLAINS, NY (July 7, 2021) – After almost a year and a half of handling the physical and emotional demands of COVID-19, Yankwitt LLP has purchased a Peloton bike and one-year subscription to the exercise app for the entire team – attorneys and professional staff. The announcement was made by the firm’s founder and managing partner Russell Yankwitt at the weekly meeting via Zoom.
“This is a gift from me to my staff,” explained Yankwitt. “The unwavering commitment and dedication each and every person has demonstrated since March of 2020 has been truly extraordinary. This is my way of saying thank you for your hard work and of promoting physical and mental health during what continues to be a difficult time.”
Yankwitt, who bought his bike at the outset of COVID-19 and has been riding regularly with friends and colleagues, envisions the bikes to not only provide health benefits, but also to rekindle the comradery and family-like environment that makes Yankwitt LLP so unique.
“These bikes are not in lieu of monetary bonuses, which will be awarded in December, as usual,” Yankwitt explained. “The bikes are a gift. No more; no less.”
Yankwitt committed to buying a bike for every person on his payroll, even the paralegal who started the day before the announcement. The firm has also secured the hashtag #YankwittTough, a motto established to depict how the firm approaches challenges in and out of the courtroom. It also will now serve as a way for Yankwitt LLP employees to find each other in Peloton classes.
“We are a family,” added Yankwitt, “and a family that rides together stays together.”
The first of the nearly 20 bikes started to deliver last week.
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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.