Bruce Yannett, a member of the firm's Litigation Department, focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Yannett has represented several Fortune 100 companies and their executives in various matters in the U.S. and abroad.
Chambers USA (2012) recognized Mr. Yannett as a leading practitioner in white collar litigation and securities regulation, with clients praising his "superb experience and strong expertise" and his "extreme responsiveness, collaborative nature, and client-oriented approach."
Mr. Yannett currently serves as the firm's Deputy Presiding Partner and as a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Yannett is also Co-Chair of the White Collar Practice Group.
During 1987 and 1988, Mr. Yannett served as part of the original team of lawyers selected by Lawrence Walsh to investigate the Iran/Contra matter, acting as an Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel ("OIC"). From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Yannett was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Yannett received his B.A. from Brown University in 1980, and his J.D. from New York University Law School in 1985. From 1985 to 1986, Mr. Yannett served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward Weinfeld.