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Stephen P. Younger

flsAdjunct Professor of Law

Partner:  Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
(212) 336-2685

Mr. Younger is a leading commercial litigator who is also well-known for his work in the international arbitration field.  Having been with Patterson Belknap since 1983, Mr. Younger has over 20 years of experience as a commercial litigator.  During that period he has tried many cases in federal and state court and before arbitration panels. 

He regularly represents financial institutions, mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds and venture capital firms in securities disputes.  Due to his experience in the ADR field, Mr. Younger is often called on to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in high-stake matters.  He has also developed an extensive practice representing Latin American companies. 


Mr. Younger is past Chair of the New York State Bar's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, having previously served as Chair of its Securities Litigation Committee and Chair of its ADR Committee.  He is a member of the House of Delegates of the State Bar and its Membership Committee.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. 

Mr. Younger is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and of the Center for International Legal Studies.  He serves on the Advisory Committee to the New York Supreme Court's Commercial Division and is a member of the Chief Judge's ADR Advisory Committee.  He serves as a Trustee of Albany Law School and is a past-President of the National Alumni Council of Albany Law School.  Mr. Younger is on the Panel of Neutrals of CPR and the AAA and is a court-appointed mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Mr. Younger has given over 90 seminars and written over 30 articles in the fields of securities litigation, commercial arbitration and international dispute resolution.