Yankwitt LLP Partners Russell Yankwitt & Kathy Marks Named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers List
WHITE PLAINS, NY (September 17, 2018) – White Plains, New York-based law firm Yankwitt LLP announced that two of its partners have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers list.
Founding partner Russell Yankwitt, who was first named to the New York Super Lawyers list in 2011, was included in the 2018 list in the area of Business Litigation. He also was named to the list of the Top 25 Westchester County Super Lawyers, an honor he has received for the fifth time. Partner Kathy Marks was also named in the area of Business Litigation. She made her New York Super Lawyers list debut in 2013.
Yankwitt LLP litigates commercial matters of all types, including contract and partnership disputes, employment and shareholder lawsuits, and premises liability cases. Recognized as Westchester’s go-to litigator and trial attorney, Yankwitt is regularly retained by Westchester law firms to collaborate on their high-stakes trials throughout the state of New York.
Active in the legal community, Yankwitt was the founding member and first chairperson of the Federal Bar Council’s Westchester Committee and continues to hold leadership positions on the Council at large. He also serves on the boards of the Hudson Valley Legal Services, the Westchester County Bar Foundation, and the Westchester County Bar Association Grievance Committee.
Yankwitt graduated cum laude with his J.D. degree from Cornell Law School. After graduating, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas C. Platt in the Eastern District of New York, before working as a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.
Marks joined Yankwitt LLP in 2010 after working for nearly 20 years in both the private and public sectors. She spent the early part of her career at two New York-area law firms before serving 15 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She then worked as counsel to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New York State Attorney General’s Office before returning to private practice with Yankwitt LLP.
Marks graduated magna cum laude from both Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an associate editor of the Law Journal.
Founded in 2009, Yankwitt LLP has grown to 12 attorneys in less than 10 years. Yankwitt LLP has the distinction of being the only firm in the state to have a former law clerk from each active federal district judge in White Plains.
About Super Lawyers
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About Yankwitt LLP
Yankwitt LLP is an elite trial and litigation firm located in White Plains, NY. All of the firm’s New York partners and senior lawyers are former federal law clerks or prosecutors or both, and its lawyers are prominent members of the Westchester and New York City bars. They all draw on their broad experience and expertise to produce exceptional outcomes for their clients, which include Fortune 100 companies, other New York law firms and high-net-worth individuals.