Geoff Young

Reed Smith

Partner

About

Geoff is a partner in the Global Commercial Disputes Group. His practice comprises litigating and providing counsel for complex business disputes across a variety of industries that cover a wide range of the firm’s specialties, including complex commercial litigation, products liability (especially aviation litigation), financial services litigation, energy and natural resources, advertising/trademark litigation, and international arbitration.  In addition, Geoff has experience within the areas of internal and governmental investigations, including under federal and state false claims statutes.

As a seasoned litigator, Geoff has significant experience handling various aspects of litigation in state and federal court, including at the trial and appellate levels.  He also has substantial experience with domestic and international arbitration proceedings under the rules of various organizations, such as JAMS, AAA, ICDR, and WIPO. Geoff has experience arguing complex trial court motions and appeals, taking and defending complex depositions, and has commenced and defended various actions seeking injunctive and declaratory relief. He has also tried cases and arbitrations through verdict and/or award.

Geoff holds a number of leadership roles within the firm, including with the firm’s Black/African-American Affinity Group and the New York Office Diversity Committee. He is also a member of the New York Office’s Hiring Committee and Community Service Committee. Additionally, Geoff devotes significant time to pro bono matters, especially the firm’s capital punishment matters.

Geoff served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sandra L. Townes in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.