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 involves many areas, including antitrust, admiralty, commercial disputes, franchise issues and products liability. Mr. Young has represented large petroleum refining companies in environmental, antitrust, commercial and franchise disputes. Together with other members of Pepper, Mr. Young has built a strong relationship with the clients he has represented and has advised them on risk management, alternative dispute resolution options and litigation advice.
Presently Mr. Young serves as trial counsel in litigation involving antitrust, trademark and contract actions filed by a group of franchisees in a number of states. He was a part of the litigation team that defended ADT Security Services, Inc. at trial of a breach of contract claim by a nationwide class of dealers in Denver, Colorado and Sun Company, Inc. against federal price discriminations and UCC bad faith pricing claims brought in the Schwartz case in Detroit, Michigan, and the Tom-Lin multiplaintiff bad faith pricing claim in Columbus, Ohio.