Andrew Yahkind is a litigation associate whose practice concentrates on white-collar criminal defense, SEC enforcement actions, securities litigation, and complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Yahkind has been a member of three small teams that tried major white-collar criminal cases to jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Mr. Yahkind has also represented clients in connection with both government and corporate investigations.
Recently, Mr. Yahkind was part of a team who obtained a complete victory for Cisco Systems, Inc. on a motion to dismiss a sprawling alleged securities fraud class action complaint pending in the Northern District of California.
In his pro bono practice, Mr. Yahkind has successfully secured asylum for political activists fleeing persecution in the former Soviet Union.
During law school, Mr. Yahkind interned in the Public Corruption Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and was a student advocate at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, where he represented clients in employment civil rights cases before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Mr. Yahkind received a B.A. with high honors in Organizational Studies and Political Science in 2006 from the University of Michigan, where he was elected Student Body President of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. He received a J.D. in 2010 from Harvard Law School, where he was article and policy editor for the Harvard Law & Policy Review.