A. Christopher Young

A. Christopher Young

Partner

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4190    Fax: 215.981.4750

youngac@pepperlaw.com

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 Trial and Dispute Resolution 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.

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1989
  • B.A., History, Denison University, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Supreme Court

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