Doug Young Honored by Anti-Defamation League
SAN FRANCISCO (December 17, 2012): Farella Braun + Martel LLP Partner Douglas R. Young was recognized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for his distinguished career and dedication to ensuring justice is served. ADL presented its Distinguished Jurisprudence Award to Young at its gala in San Francisco on November 29.
The ADL is the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency; fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals and protecting civil rights.
Throughout his legal career, Young has leveraged his knowledge and expertise for public service within the San Francisco Bay Area. He co-founded the groundbreaking Berkeley Law Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing legal services to historically under-served communities and the first of its kind in the nation. Other public service organizations he has supported through leadership positions and pro bono work include: Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, Legal Services for Children, Native American Rights Fund, and Public Interest Clearinghouse. Young was previously honored this year with the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Criminal Justice Section’s D. Lowell Jensen Award for Public Service. Other honors include the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award, the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California’s Criminal Justice Achievement Award and the California State Bar/California Appellate Project Award of Appreciation for work as appointed counsel in death penalty cases.
At Farella, Young is a nationally recognized trial lawyer whose diverse practice encompasses trials and appeals in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. His areas of focus include white collar defense and parallel civil and regulatory proceedings, intellectual property, securities, unfair competition, and antitrust, including significant class action work. Young has served as a federal court Special Master in both complex civil cases and in multi-defendant criminal cases and, for 18 years, served by court appointment on the Federal Criminal Justice Act trial panel for the Northern District of California.
Young has earned distinction or held leadership positions with some of the most highly regarded legal organizations in the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the Academy of Court Appointed Masters and the National Trial Lawyers. A Master of the McFetridge American Inn of Court, Young is also a member of the American Law Institute and the American Judicature Society. He has served as president of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. www.fbm.com
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