John Hardin Young
- Counsel, Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C.
- Global Advisor, Electoral Dispute Resolution, IFES
- Adjunct Professor, William & Mary Law School
- Advisory Committee, Election Law Program of the National Center for State Courts and William & Mary Law School
- Chair, Advisory Committee on Election Law, American Bar Association
- Former Special Counsel, National Democratic Committee
- Former General Counsel, Virginia State Board of Elections.
Mr. Young is a national and international expert on election administration and the establishment of election management bodies, pre-election practices, Election Day conduct, the prevention of electoral fraud, and the resolution of electoral disputes, challenges and recounts. He has involved in electoral resolution in the Philippines, Armenia, Turkey, Mexico, Afghanistan and in developing preventive electoral mediation programs in Nigeria. He has also participated in rule of law programs in Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Japan, Georgia and the United States.
He is a former member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors, Chair of the Evaluation Subcommittee of the Board’s Program and Planning Committee where he developed the Associations first comprehensive program evaluation system; Chair of the Board Non-Dues Revenue Committee; a former Chair of the Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice; editor and contributor to INTERNATIONAL ELECTION PRINCIPLES; DEMOCRACY AND THE RULE OF LAW (ABA Press fall 2008). He is the author of several articles involving elections published in Campaigns & Elections on Election Day monitoring and complaints resolution, and is a co-author of “Lessons Learned from the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Elections”, in AMERICA VOTES! (ABA PRESS 2008), “Defining Population for Redistricting” in AMERICA VOTES! (2 ed. ABA PRESS 2011), and “Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms” in GUARDE (IFES 2011).
As counsel to Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C., Mr. Young concentrates on significant election law issues, administrative law, litigation, dispute resolution, and technology counseling. He also serves as a pro-bono attorney with the National Veterans Legal Service Program representing veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia and Pennsylvania. He holds law degrees from the Universities of Virginia and Oxford.