A. Christopher Young is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Marketing Section of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His trial practice, in federal and state courts, involves many substantive areas, including antitrust, admiralty, franchise disputes, commercial disputes, insurance and products liability.
Mr. Young has represented businesses in a variety of industries, including petroleum marketers, chemical manufacturers and distributors, medical device makers, health care service organizations, fire safety companies, convenience retailers, and multi-unit restaurants, in litigation involving business and commercial disputes. Together with other Pepper attorneys, Mr. Young has built a strong relationship with clients and has advised them on risk management, contract negotiations, alternative dispute resolution options and litigation matters.
Mr. Young is trial counsel in a number of commercial disputes, including the defense of a security alarm provider against a competitor’s antitrust and constitutional claims; the defense of a structured settlement purchaser against class RICO, constitutional and breach of fiduciary duty claims; and the representation of an opt-out merchant in the Payment Card and Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation. In addition, Mr. Young regularly counsels clients on compliance with state and federal franchise, distribution, pricing and antitrust laws.