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Yankwitt LLP Elevates Michael Reed to Partner

Yankwitt LLP, Westchester County’s go-to law firm for high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation, is pleased to announce that Michael Reed has been elected a partner in the firm.

Reed, a former federal clerk in the District of New Jersey, is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. He regularly litigates matters involving discrimination, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenant violations, and wage and hour disputes. He also counsels high-net-worth clients on employment-related issues and agreements. Reed often represents clients in government and agency investigations and hearings and has significant experience in collective and class actions.

“Since joining the firm in 2019, Michael has played a vital role in growing the firm’s Employment Practice,” said Russell Yankwitt, Managing Partner. “As a former plaintiff-side employment and labor practitioner, Michael brings a unique 360-degree perspective that gives clients an edge in our defense-focused practice. He creatively and aggressively approaches even the most complex cases, resolving them favorably both in and out of the courtroom. Not only is Michael an outstanding attorney, but he is also a great colleague. His promotion is very well deserved.”

A leader in the legal community, Reed serves as co-chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Business and Commercial Law Committee. He also serves as vice chair of the Federal Bar Council Westchester Committee. He previously served as a delegate to the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Reed’s hard work and commitment to the community have earned him accolades within the legal and Westchester communities. He was selected for the coveted Rising Stars (40 Under 40) by the Business Council of Westchester in 2021 and for the Westfair Business Journal’s Millennial Award. He was also recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star and was honored with inclusion in Best Lawyers.

Reed has also established himself as a thought leader, publishing articles in the New York Law Journal and other leading industry periodicals. He also speaks frequently to lawyers, businesses and community organizations on a broad range of employment topics.

Reed received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law, where he served as a junior research fellow at NYU’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law.

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.

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