Jonathan Youngwood - Leading Litigator in the Securities Field
Jonathan Youngwood, a securities litigator and litigation partner in the firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City, is widely recognized as an authority in his areas of practice. He has written widely for professional journals. He additionally serves as a member of the faculty of the Practising Law Institute, which provides continuing education to attorneys with a variety of concentrations. At PLI, Jonathan Youngwood co-chairs an annual program focused on litigation of securities matters.
Jonathan Youngwood graduated with honors from Brown University and went on to attend the University of Chicago, where he continued his focus on public policy, earning a master’s degree. He continued at the University of Chicago Law School, earning his J.D. in 1994, after serving as Comments Editor of the school’s Law Review.
At the start of his career, Jonathan Youngwood clerked onthe United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He became an associate with Simpson Thacher in 1995 and became a partner in 2003. At the firm, he has advised clients on matters involving securities fraud, antitrust issues, fiduciary duty matters, and ERISA disputes, among other areas. Jonathan Youngwood has also devoted pro bono hours to assisting organizations such as the Campaign for Fiscal Equity.
Jonathan Youngwood has received recognition professional groups and publications, such as Chambers and Partners. Securities Law 360 named him one of its “10 Under 40” in 2007, and in 2011, he received a Burton Award for Achievement in Legal Writing.