Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA
Christopher Young specializes in antitrust and class action litigation. He approaches his practice with a diligent and creative attitude while providing clients with high-quality legal representation.
Mr. Young's professional qualifications are exemplified by his invaluable work on In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:14-cv-03264-JD (N.D. Cal.), where he was heavily involved in pre-trial matters, including drafting pre-trial filings and conducting pre-trial depositions. He was actively involved in the spring 2020 trial (declared a mistrial due to the pandemic) and 2021 retrial, including providing essential support and preparation for the examination of key witnesses and presenting evidence to the jury. In addition to his duties for the Firm, Mr. Young volunteers for the Federal Pro Bono Project of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Mr. Young has substantial experience in all phases of litigation and regularly presents in court.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Young was a law clerk for Associate Justice Lamar W. Baker of the California Second District Court of Appeal, Division Five, where he drafted opinions on various issues. In addition, he cite-checked and record-checked drafts and separate opinions for circulation to other chambers, proofread opinions prior to filing, and observed oral arguments to assist Justice Baker in making decisions. Prior to this, he was a post-bar fellow at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, where he drafted motions, conducted legal research, interviewed clients, and assisted with trial efforts.
While attending law school at UCLA, Mr. Young was an Associate Editor of the Law Review and participated in the 2016 American Red Cross Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, where his team was awarded “Best Overall Team Research and Writing.” In addition, he worked as a certified legal intern for the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office and focused on complex securities fraud cases, represented clients at arraignment, and participated heavily in a trial, including examination of witnesses.
Mr. Young is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also volunteers his time for the local San Francisco community. He has given talks with local organizations to youth interested in a future legal career and has volunteered as an essay reviewer for students currently applying to colleges. He is the author of "The Open Courts Act: Congress Finally Keeping A-Pacer." In 2021, he was one of the speakers at a webinar co-sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice and Diversity Center, the Asian Law Alliance, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: "What Can I Do as a Pro Bono Attorney in the Northern District?"
About Christopher Young
First Admitted: 2017, California
Professional Webpage: https://saverilawfirm.com/attorneys/christopher-young/
- In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:14-cv-03264-JD (N.D. Cal.) ($604.55 million in settlements to date)
Pro bono/Community Service
- Volunteering for the Federal Pro Bono Project of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Represented a plaintiff in a lawsuit asserting both federal and state causes of actions against park rangers seeking civil recovery for alleged violations of several of the plaintiff’s constitutional rights by the defendant park rangers.
- Representing class of direct purchasers of aluminum, tantalum, and film capacitors, In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:14-cv-03264-JD (N.D. Cal.)
- Representing a proposed class of individuals across the U.S. who were overcharged billions of dollars on their purchases of digital copies of video games through the PlayStation Store, Caccuri v. Sony Interactive Entertainment, No. 3:21-cv-03361-RS (N.D. Cal.)
- Representing plaintiff class of individuals and businesses who purchased JUUL e-cigarette devices directly from Juul Labs, Inc. December 2018-present, In Re Juul Labs, Inc. Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:30-cv-02345-WHO (N.D. Cal.)
- Representing individuals and businesses impacted by the October 2021 Orange County, California, pipeline leak and oil spill, Ketcham Tackle LLC v. Amplify Energy Corp., No. 8:21-cv-01685 (C.D. Cal.)
- Representing proposed class of retail investors against Robinhood Markets, Inc. and various brokerages, investment funds, and other co-conspirators who allegedly entered an illegal scheme to shield themselves from massive industry losses they had incurred due to their highly speculative short selling strategies, January 2021 Short Squeeze Antitrust Litigation, No. 21-2989-MDL-Altonaga/Torres (S.D. Fla.)
- Representing plaintiffs who work or have worked for Jackson Hewitt and franchise locations of Jackson Hewitt, alleging defendants and other co-conspirators engaged in a conspiracy to not compete for employees and potential employees, Jessica Robinson v. Jackson Hewitt, Inc. and Tax Services of America, Inc., No. 2:19-cv-9066 (D. N.J.)
- Representing plaintiff class of Nestlé Waters of North America "Poland Spring" water purchasers, Patane et al. v. Nestle Waters North America, Inc., No. 3:17-CV-01381 (JAM) (D. Conn.)
- State of California
- U.S. District Court – Central District of California
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
- American Bar Association
- Bar Association of San Francisco
- Los Angeles County Bar Association.
- UCLA School of Law, J.D. (specialization in International and Comparative Law)
- University of Minnesota Law School (first-year coursework), Dean’s List, Dean Distinguished Scholarship, Richardson Scholarship
- UCLA, B.A., Economics and Sociology
Last Updated: 5/15/2022