Former Assistant United States Attorney and Big Firm Litigator Joins Yankwitt LLP as Partner
Yankwitt LLP, Westchester County’s go-to law firm for high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation, has hired former Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) and Am Law 100 litigator Jason Swergold as a partner.
Swergold is an accomplished trial attorney who represents clients in criminal and regulatory defense matters, government investigations, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation.
“Jason is a battle-tested litigator with nearly a decade of government experience working with federal, state, and local law enforcement,” said Russell Yankwitt, Managing Partner. “As Deputy Chief of the White Plains Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), he has successfully supervised and tried some of the most complex cases in Westchester and the surrounding counties. He will be an asset to the firm across multiple practices, particularly adding bench strength to our Last Minute Trial Team and Criminal Defense & Investigations Practice, led by another former SDNY Deputy Chief, Benjamin Allee.”
Prior to joining Yankwitt LLP, Swergold served as an AUSA in the Southern District of New York for more than eight years, where he tried 12 federal criminal cases and argued 10 appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. While in the Criminal Division, Swergold investigated, prosecuted and/or supervised complex cases involving racketeering, homicide, organized crime, labor union corruption, gang-related and drug-related violence, international and domestic narcotics trafficking, sex trafficking, fraud, and firearms.
In addition to serving as White Plains Division Deputy Chief, where he supervised all federal criminal prosecutions in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Sullivan counties, Swergold held multiple leadership roles in SDNY, including Co-Chief of the Narcotics Unit and Acting Deputy Chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Unit.
Swergold began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and then as an associate in the New York City office of Shearman & Sterling LLP. He graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School.
Swergold is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits; the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; and the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
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.
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