Yvonne has more than a decade of civil and criminal litigation experience, including serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (“AUSA”) in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Yvonne focuses her practice on counseling clients in litigation and white-collar matters and investigations.
As an AUSA, Yvonne served in the Appellate Division and in the Criminal Division, in the Narcotics and Violent Crimes and Major Crimes sections. During her tenure, she obtained substantial courtroom experience, and investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal offenses, including firearms, narcotics, immigration, and white-collar crimes.
Prior to her time as a federal prosecutor, Yvonne worked in private practice counseling clients on a wide variety of matters, including employment, antitrust, tort, finance, class action, and business disputes. In addition to her litigation work, Yvonne advised clients on mitigating litigation risk, on internal investigations, and on corporate documents and financial instruments.
Yvonne has broad experience at all stages of litigation, from inception through motion practice, trial, and post-trial matters and appeal. She also previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patricia A. Seitz, Senior U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
While in law school, Yvonne served as Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review and Line Editor of the Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review. Her team was also awarded the Boykin C. Wright Memorial Fund Prize for being an Ames Moot Court finalist.
Yvonne is conversant in German and Swiss German dialect.
Outside the Firm
Yvonne enjoys helping animals in need and plans to foster in the future.