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Stephen Younger

Senior Counsel

Withers Worldwide

Professional Bio

Stephen P. Younger, past president of the New York State Bar Association, is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer in the firm’s Complex Disputes practice. He focuses his practice on commercial, securities, and real estate disputes.

Mr. Younger has over 35 years of litigation experience and has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. His clients include financial institutions, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, pension funds, venture capital firms, real estate developers, and multi-national companies. He also frequently argues appeals, particularly in the appellate courts of New York, and is well-known for his alternative dispute resolution (ADR) work. Due to his experience in the ADR field, Mr. Younger is often called on to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in high stakes matters. In addition, he serves as editor of the New York Commercial Division Practice Guide, which is part of Bloomberg Law's Litigation Practice Portfolio Series, and teaches commercial litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University.

• Albany Law School, J.D., honoris causa
• Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, Albany Law Review
• Harvard University, B.A., cum laude

• New York
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
• U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
• U.S. Supreme Court
• U.S. Tax Court


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