Partner Stephen P. Younger Appointed to Chief Judge’s Commercial Division Advisory Council

March 20, 2013

Firm partner Stephen P. Younger was recently appointed to the Commercial Division Advisory Council by the Chief Judge of the State of New York, Jonathan Lippman. With leadership from 20 year Commercial Division veteran, Robert L. Haig, the newly formed Council will work to better the business community in New York State by effectively resolving commercial disputes in the most efficient way possible for both the businesses involved and for the court itself.

Mr. Younger is a Past President of the New York State Bar Association and a leading commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience. He is also well-known for his alternative dispute resolution work. As a seasoned trial lawyer, he has tried many cases in federal and state court and before arbitration panels. He also frequently argues appeals, particularly in the appellate courts of New York. Based on his significant ADR experience, he is often called on to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in high-stakes matters.

Mr. Younger also served on the Chief Judge's Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century, and currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the New York County Commercial Division. He was formerly a member of the Chief Judge’s Advisory Committee on New York State Pro Bono Bar Admission Requirements. Mr. Younger was appointed to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Transition Committee and was also the Transition Director for Mr. Cuomo when he was the New York State Attorney General. He was also appointed to the Transition Committee for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Mr. Younger was a member of the Transition Committee for New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance. He is counsel to the New York State Commission on Judicial Nominations which nominates New York’s Court of Appeals Judges, and is a member of the First Department Judicial Screening Committee.

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