Craig B. Young

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Craig Young is a seasoned litigator with 35 years of experience in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. His practice is focused on commercial transactions and civil litigation including sales and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code and creditors’ rights under the Bankruptcy Code. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia, the Federal Bar in Maryland and both the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit Courts of Appeals. In addition, he has represented clients in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota among other locations. His trial experience includes jury trials in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Young has handled complex civil litigation involving tort and contract actions worth millions of dollars. He regularly represents bankruptcy estates and trustees in investigations of and litigation over fraudulent transfers and breaches of fiduciary duty as well as secured creditors and committees of unsecured creditors seeking recovery on claims. For more than 18 years, Mr. Young has served as an adjunct professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University. Together with the Law School, he supervises a free Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic in Northern Virginia and, through the Fairfax Bar Association, he serves as a conciliator for the Fairfax County, Virginia, Circuit Court. He was awarded the Alumni Service Award in 2001 by George Mason University, the Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2007 by the George Mason University School of Law and has an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. He has been named among the Super Lawyers® in Virginia for 2014 through 2018.

Before attending law school, Mr. Young was a management consultant for airports providing master planning advice to airport directors with a focus on economic and environmental planning. His clients ranged from Chemung County Airport in upstate New York and Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio to Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen, Denmark. In Law School, Mr. Young was an associate editor of the GMU Law Review and Vice Magister of Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity. After completing his law degree, he served as the Pro Se Law Clerk for Judges James C. Cacheris and Albert V. Bryant in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.

Mr. Young received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (1971) and his Master of Science degree in Management (1973) from The American University, and his Juris Doctorate in Law (1982) from the George Mason University School of Law. He twice served as President of the George Mason University School of Law Alumni Association, President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is currently an active member of the Fairfax Bar Association, the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Bankruptcy and Its Impact on Intellectual Property, American Bankruptcy Institute (2nd Edition 2009; 1st Edition 2007), co-authored with Patricia Rogowski, Esquire

Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy – It’s Not an Oxymoron, Washington Smart CEO Magazine, August 2006

What Happens When Patent Law Intersects with The Bankruptcy Code? Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, Spring 2006

Judicial Re-Regulation of Airline Routes, 5 GMU Law Review 409 (1983)

Recent Continuing Legal Education and Other Presentations:

Abandon Ship! Are there options to Bankruptcy when the company has to shut down? Washington, D.C. 2017.

12 Steps to Being a Good Witness, Washington, D.C. 2015.

The Expert Roundtable, In-House CLE Program for Kutak Rock LLP Litigation Practice Group, September 24, 2013. Presented with other Partners.

Bankruptcy Challenges Related to “Unusual” Assets, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, American Bankruptcy Institute, Las Vegas, NV, September 8-10, 2011.

Collection Law from Start to Finish: (1) The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and (2) The Impact of Bankruptcy on Collections, NBI, Inc., Washington, D.C., October 29, 2008.

Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy, District of Columbia Bar, Corporate, Finance and Securities Section and Bankruptcy Committee, February 12, 2008. Presented with the Honorable S. Martin Teel, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of Columbia.

Domestic Relations and Bankruptcy Law: When Ships Collide (In the Dark), Fairfax Bar Association, October 1, 2007. Presented with the Honorable Kimberly J. Daniel, Chief Judge, Fairfax County (Virginia) Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and Shirley F. Keisler, Esquire, Offit Kurman.

BAPCPA Changes to Homestead Exemptions, American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Summer 2007.

BAPCPA Changes to Chapter 11, American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Summer 2007.