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Yankwitt LLP’s Scott Wenzel Honored with Shining Star Award by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

White Plains, NY (April 4, 2024)—Yankwitt LLP, Westchester’s go-to law firm for high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation, is proud to announce that Senior Associate Scott Wenzel was honored with the Shining Star Award at Haub Law School’s 29th Annual Law Leadership Awards Dinner.

The Shining Star Awards recognize up-and-coming leaders in the alumni community who have demonstrated significant contributions early in their careers to the legal profession, their employers, and the community early in their careers.

Wenzel, a 2017 summa cum laude graduate of Haub Law, has exemplified exceptional dedication and leadership both within and outside the legal realm. As a former professional cyclist on the Geox-Fuji Test Team based in Belgium, Wenzel brings a unique blend of competitive spirit and determination to his legal practice at Yankwitt LLP. His commitment to excellence and unwavering advocacy make him a rising star at Yankwitt LLP and an emerging leader in the legal community.

“We are thrilled to see Scott recognized for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession,” said Russell Yankwitt, Managing Partner of Yankwitt LLP. “He has proven to be an indispensable member of our litigation team with meaningful contributions to many high-profile matters. He has resolved cases with favorable settlements and drafted successful dispositive motions. We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor and look forward to being a part of his continued success.”

Prior to joining Yankwitt LLP, Wenzel served as a federal law clerk for Judge Debra M. Brown of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and was an associate at the Am Law 100 law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP.

During his tenure at Haub Law, Wenzel demonstrated his leadership capabilities as the managing editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review. He also made significant contributions as a teaching assistant and research assistant to professors Emily Gold Waldman and Leslie Y. Garfield Tenzer, respectively.

About Yankwitt LLP
Founded in 2009, Yankwitt LLP is Westchester County’s go-to law firm for high-stakes, 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.