Meryl L. Young

Co-Chair, Securities Litigation Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Meryl L. Young

Meryl L. Young

Co-Chair, Securities Litigation Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Biography

Meryl L. Young is a partner in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of the firm's Securities Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Young's practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities and merger and acquisition litigation and related government investigations. Ms. Young represents companies, directors and officers, and accounting firms in class actions, shareholder derivative suits and malpractice actions in both state and federal courts. She has also handled a wide variety of other types of business litigation, including cases involving contract disputes, unfair business practices, misappropriation of trade secrets and other business torts, trademark and patent infringement, antitrust, real estate, employment and insurance issues.

Ms. Young participates in a variety of community and professional organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund and the Masters Division of the Orange County Bar Association. She recently completed her service as the chair of the federal Judicial Advisory Committee for the Southern District of California and the chair of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Advisory Board. She previously served as a member of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Executive Committee and co-chair of the Southern District of California Lawyer Representatives to the Conference. She is a past president of the San Diego chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers in Orange County. She is admitted to practice before the California and New York state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, among others. She is a member of the firm's Partnership Evaluation and Compensation Committees. She previously served on the firm’s Executive and Management Committees and as the partner in charge of the firm's San Diego office.

Ms. Young was named by the Daily Journal as one of California's Top 30 Securities Litigators and one of California’s Top Women Litigators. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and Legal 500.

Ms. Young graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1980, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Barnard College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Ms. Young was an associate with the New York firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy from 1980 to 1983.
PRACTICES

Securities Litigation
Class Actions
Intellectual Property
Labor and Employment
Law Firm Defense
Litigation

EDUCATION

Barnard College
1980 Bachelor of Arts
Columbia University
1980 Juris Doctor

ADMISSIONS

California Bar
New York Bar

Overview
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2021

Number of Boards

6

Number of Awards

2

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Education
Juris Doctor, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1980

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1980

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Orange County Bar Association provides a wide variety of programs, services and opportunities for its attorney members, the judiciary, and the community. The OCBA is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in California, with over 6,500 members. Members meet regularly in sections and committees dedicated to various areas of law and issues of concern to the legal community.

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Current

Established in 1986, the University of California, Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable has become a gateway to mutually beneficial cooperation and knowledge transfer between the business community and the university.

Career History
Co-Chair, Securities Litigation Practice Group
Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Associate
1980 - 1983

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a global law firm that has provided legal solutions to many of the world’s corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s transactional capabilities includes capital markets, corporate finance and transactions, project finance, acquisition finance, and other major fields of law practice. Milbank litigation teams resolve disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy battles, financings and securities offerings, intellectual property, white-collar crime, and corporate restructurings, among others.

Boards & Committees
Member, Compensation Committee
Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Chair of the Judicial Advisory Committee, Southern District of California
Prior

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Chair, Advisory Board
Prior

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (in case citations, 9th Cir.) is a U.S. Federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Alaska District of Arizona Central District of California Eastern District of California Northern District of California Southern District of California District of Hawaii District of Idaho District of Montana District of Nevada District of Oregon Eastern District of Washington Western District of Washington It also has appellate jurisdiction over the following territorial courts: District of Guam District of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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TRI Pointe Homes Holdings, Inc. purchases Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co. from Weyerhaeuser Company

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: State Bar of California
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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