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Barnes & Thornburg Adds Former Assistant U.S. Attorney as Partner in San Diego

September 15, 2020 San Diego

SAN DIEGO – Barnes & Thornburg has added Andrew P. Young as a partner in its San Diego office, where he will be a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Young brings to the firm a decade’s worth of government prosecution experience, having served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Major Frauds and Public Corruption Unit for the Southern District of California and as a Criminal Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Tax Division. 

Young focuses his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, compliance, internal investigations, and complex business litigation. He was in private practice before joining the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Fraud and corruption skyrocket in moments of crisis, and we’re already starting to see charges brought involving PPP loans and a number of other COVID-19 related issues,” said Randy Brown, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Given his storied government experience, Andrew can offer clients valuable knowledge in these and other areas.” 

Young has tried more than a dozen complex, multi-week trials throughout the United States, including in challenging arenas in California, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. As federal prosecutor he secured more than 100 convictions and seized more than $35 million in illicit gains. As a trial attorney in the DOJ’s Tax Division, he investigated and prosecuted federal tax crimes – namely, in the Southern District of New York.

Young also led the first-of-its-kind prosecution of a telecommunications CEO for providing encryption services and technology to transnational criminal organizations, an investigation that spanned the four continents and involved the FBI, DEA, the Australian Federal Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Before entering the public sector, his practice involved mass tort litigation, antitrust, and white collar criminal defense.

“We’ve grown an impressive bench of litigators in Southern California, and Andrew is the third prosecutor to join us from the U.S. Attorney’s office since 2019,” said Troy Zander, San Diego partner-in-charge. “Andrew is uniquely positioned to advise our clients and bolster our litigation practice in San Diego and beyond and I’m thrilled to welcome him.” 

Young earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, and his B.A. from Georgetown University. 

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.

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