Daniel M Young is an employment lawyer and commercial litigator with significant experience representing individuals and companies, including those in the financial, education, medical, aviation, entertainment, and technology fields.
With respect to employment law, Dan represents both employees and employers in negotiations and litigation before state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and in various state and federal administrative agencies.
Dan regularly negotiates severance packages and settlement agreements between employers and employees, and he has significant experience negotiating, and if necessary litigating, agreements involving non-competes, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenants. In commercial litigations, Dan is able to represent both individuals and large corporate clients, providing cost effective, sophisticated representation tailored to his client’s goals.
Clients and adversaries often note Dan’s successful efforts of avoiding unnecessary litigation when matters can and should be settled. When litigation is warranted, however, Dan has achieved significant victories for clients following hotly contested jury trials, court trials, and public and private arbitrations.
Several of these victories have received national attention both because of the success of the legal theories advanced and because of the meaningful impact the matters have had for the firm’s clients and for the general public.
Dan received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S., with honors, 1992) and his law degree from New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude,1995), where he served as Executive Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law, graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif (top 10%), and was awarded the Sol D. Kapelsohn Labor Law Prize for his work in the labor and employment fields.
Following law school, Dan clerked in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut for the Honorable Gerard L. Goettel. Dan is a member of both the Connecticut and New York Bars, and he is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of the District of Connecticut and Southern District of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Outside the office, for five years, Dan served on the State of Connecticut’s Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board, the governing body of the State of Connecticut’s Office of State Ethics. The Board administers Connecticut’s Code of Ethics for Public Officials and Code of Ethics for Lobbyists, and Dan was Governor Malloy’s first appointment to the Board.
Prior to this appointment, Dan served for almost seven years on the City of Stamford’s Board of Ethics during both Republican and Democratic administrations, for the last two years serving as Chairman.
Dan is an active member of the Raymond Baldwin Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization dedicated to the training and education of trial attorneys, and he has served as its Vice President and Programming Chair.
He is also a member of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Fairfield County Bar Association. He is an active member of Temple Beth El in Stamford, and he serves on the Board of Trustee and as Vice President on its Executive Board.
Dan previously served for many years as a board member and general counsel of the Stamford National Little League, and he was an instructor for the Stamford Board of Education’s Adult Education program for more than a decade.
Dan was profiled in the NYU Labor & Employment Law Newsletter. He serves on the Advisory Board for the New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law, and he has spoken on panels at the Center’s Annual Conference on Labor and Employment Law. He has also served as a moderator for Institute of Judicial Administration’s Annual Workshops on Employment Law for Federal Judges.
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