Yankwitt LLP Promotes Dina Hamerman to Executive Director
WHITE PLAINS, NY (July 14, 2021) – Yankwitt LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Partner Dina Hamerman to Executive Director, a leadership position that adds oversight of the firm’s administrative operations to her ongoing responsibilities.
Hamerman, who has been with the firm for more than 10 years, is an accomplished commercial litigator who has and will continue to maintain a robust litigation docket and serve as the firm’s lead editor on all substantive work. In addition, she serves as staffing partner on all new matters, oversees the firm’s marketing communications, document and data management systems, and knowledge database, and serves as principal mentor to junior attorneys and staff.
“Dina has been an invaluable asset to the firm since day one,” shared Russell Yankwitt, managing partner. “She is well respected by her peers, colleagues and the judiciary. Dina has been my “deputy” for some time, so this promotion makes it official. I know I speak for the entire firm when I say that this promotion is well deserved.”
Hamerman’s practice focuses on complex civil and employment litigation. She represents a diverse roster of clients from national hospitality groups to mid-size and small companies on matters ranging from employment discrimination to premises liability defense to contract disputes and business divorces.
Hamerman often serves as local counsel to large corporations, applying her keen understanding of civil procedure to litigation in both New York federal and state courts. She recently served as local counsel in the massive, coordinated New York state opioid litigation – the first in the United States to be tried to a jury – based out of Suffolk County Supreme Court.
Hamerman clerked for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and for Judge Alfred M. Wolin, District of New Jersey before starting her career in private practice with New York City firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
“Transitioning from a big New York City firm to Yankwitt LLP more than 10 years ago afforded me opportunities to grow in ways I never expected,” explained Hamerman. “Yankwitt LLP fostered my advancement as an attorney by allowing me to handle complex matters and try cases early in my career. I also progressed through the partnership ranks, all while working from home and part-time. This promotion is just one of the many ways that Russ and the firm have made me feel valued. I look forward to tackling the new duties that accompany my new role.”
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.