Michael R. Young

J.D.; B.A.

Named by Accounting Today as one of the “top 100 most influential people in accounting,” Michael R. Young is a litigation partner at New York’s Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he chairs the firm’s securities litigation practice. Mr. Young’s practice concentrates on the representation of companies, audit committees, officers, directors, accounting firms, and investment banks in U.S. and international securities class actions, SEC proceedings, and special committee investigations. His trial work includes the landmark jury verdict for the defense in the first class action tried to a jury pursuant to the PSLRA of 1995.

He has served as a member of FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Financial Reporting Committee, and as counsel to AICPA and the Center for Audit Quality.

Mr. Young is a frequent speaker and commentator on financial reporting issues, and has been regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Washington Post, and The National Law Journal. He has also appeared as an invited guest on Fox Business News, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and BNN (Canada).