John Hardin Young Named New Member of ABA Board of Governors
CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2007 — John Hardin Young, of the Washington, D.C., law firm Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C., took office today for a three-year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. His term began at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Young will hold the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Member-at Large seat. The board meets at least four times yearly to oversee administration and management of the association.
At Sandler, Reiff & Young, Young practices in the area of administrative and regulatory law and litigation, as well as in alternate dispute resolution, technology development and electoral process and recounts. Young’s government experience includes service in the Executive Office of the President, as a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, chair of the Virginia Retirement System Review Board, and as assistant attorney general of Virginia. He has represented major corporations and associations in complex litigation throughout the United States, in both state and federal courts.
Young has served as chair of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court Foundation, has served as president of the George Mason American Inn of Court, is a founding director of the Temple Bar Foundation and a life member of the American Law Institute. Young is a member of the Commercial Bar Association (U.K.), Hon. Society of the Middle Temple, the editorial board of the Administrative Law & Regulatory News, the advisory committee to the American Bar Association European Union Administrative Law Project, the ABA Interstate Compact Administrative Law Project, a founding member of Mediators Without Borders, and is a former member of the advisory board of The Antitrust Bulletin and the ABA Standing Committees on Election Law and Continuing Legal Education.
Young is admitted to the bars of Virginia, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania, and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of Virginia certified him as mediator in 1999-2003. He received law degrees from the University of Virginia and Oxford University, and an undergraduate degree from Colgate University.
With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law in a democratic society.