Eric L. Young is a seasoned trial lawyer with a distinguished track record working on behalf of individuals, corporations, and labor organizations in complex labor and employment litigation, commercial litigation, fraud litigation and class actions.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Young honed his legal skills as General Counsel for the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1776, one of the largest and most accomplished local unions in the nation. During his tenure as General Counsel for the UFCW, Mr. Young successfully executed a wide array of legal and political actions affecting the 24,000 member organization, including guiding the union's executive leadership on complex contract negotiations and spearheading labor arbitrations arising out of the organization's 90 different collective bargaining agreements.
Mr. Young began his litigation career at one of Philadelphia's premier commercial litigation firms and established an outstanding track record of representing numerous Fortune 500 companies in healthcare fraud litigation, corporate investigations, securities fraud litigation, and labor and employment law.
Mr. Young is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and every Federal District Court within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Young received his B.A. in Political Science in 1992 from the University of Pittsburgh, and his J.D. in 1999 from the Widener University School of Law which he attended as an Evening Division Student while continuing to work full-time. While at Widener, Mr. Young distinguished himself as a Member of the Moot Court Honor Society and winner of the Delaware Moot Court Competition.
Mr. Young has been at the forefront of the Firm's expansion into corporate investigations, securities fraud litigation, healthcare fraud litigation, and complex employment law class actions. Mr. Young has been retained by 14 different multi-employer pension funds -- with combined assets of over $4 Billion Dollars -- to monitor and protect their assets against securities fraud and abuse.
Likewise, Mr. Young has been instrumental in furthering the Firm's nationally recognized expertise in complex wage and hour class action litigation on behalf of employers and employees, including in numerous cases involving the misclassification of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, "working off the clock" violations, and non-payment of wages and overtime for time spent engaged in required clothes changing and washing.