John Hardin Young

Jack YoungJohn Hardin (Jack) Young has held senior positions in private law firms, industry and government. His primary areas of practice are administrative and regulatory law, electoral dispute resolution, and electoral processes and recounts. He has represented clients in federal and state litigation across the United States.

Senior Global Electoral Dispute Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (2009- ). Managing Director, Center for the Mediation of Electoral Disputes (CMED).

Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Election Law; ABA Board of Governors(2007-2010); Past Chair, ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice; Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Board of Trustees, American Inns of Court Foundation(2004-2008) Founding Board member Temple Bar Scholars program; Life Member, American Law Institute; Editor, International Election Principles (ABA 2008); author, Young’s Federal Rules of Evidence.

Adjutant Professor, William & Mary Law School, International & Comparative Election Law ( 2009- ); University of Pittsburg Law School, Election Law; and, George Mason Law School, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2004); Special Counsel to the Democratic National Committee & Co-Chair, National Lawyers Council (1996-2000); Chair, American Inns of Court/Commercial Bar of England Rule of Law Conference (2007).

Listed in Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in America, the World and the Law; Life Member, American Law Institute; Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Member International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

University of Virginia (J.D., 1973); Oxford University (Exeter College, B.C.L., 1976).



Adjunct Professor, William &  Mary Law  School

Counsel, Sandler, Reiff, Young, & Lamb, P.C.

Election Law Program of the National Center for State Courts and William & Mary Law School

Chair, Standing Committee on Election Law, American Bar Association

Former Special Counsel, National Democratic Committee

Former General Counsel, Virginia State Board of Elections

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