Nancy Young

Of Counsel

Nancy Young has practiced business law for more than 30 years, focusing on corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; finance; and securities law. Her clients are involved in a wide range of industries, including advertising, insurance and consumer product manufacturing. Nancy speaks Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. She lived and worked in Japan for a number of years, including two years as resident partner.


  • “A Model Asset Purchase Agreement,” ALI-ABA's Practice Checklist Manual on Advising Business Clients II: Checklists, Forms and Advice from the Practical Lawyer (Jan. 27, 2000, reprinted)
  • Basic Business Japanese (Kodansha International, 1998)
  • “Procedures for Dismissing Employees,” International Legal Strategies, Vol. VI-8 (Aug. 15, 1997)
  • “Avoiding Foreign Parent Company Liability for U.S. Subsidiaries,” Insights: Corporate and Securities Law Advisor, Vol. 98, No. 1 (January 1995)
  • “Using American Depositary Receipts to Access the U.S. Capital Markets,” Insights: Corporate and Securities Law Advisor, Vol. 8, No. 3 (March 1994)
  • “Important Issues Relating to Representations and Warranties in Acquisition Agreements,” International Legal Strategies, Vol. II-9 (Sept. 15, 1993)
  • “Limited Liability Companies,” International Business Lawyer, Vol. 21, No. 5 (May 1993)
  • Co-author, “Lender Liability — The Risk of Banking in the United States,” New Business Law Journal, Vols. 479-481 (1991)
  • “U.S. Employee Stock Offerings for Japanese Companies,” M&A Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (September 1990)
  • “Toehold Investments: A Workable Alternative for Japanese Corporations Seeking a U.S. Presence,” Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 27, No. 1 (1988)


  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Community Service

  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Board of Governors, Foreign Policy Association (1995–2001)
  • President’s Council, Asia Society

Awards & Honors

  • Sumitomo Fellowship Award, Yale University

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