Gordon Young is a 24-year litigator, specializing in financial, trust and securities litigation. Gordon tries and arbitrates cases for trustees, beneficiaries, financial professionals, investment advisors, stock brokers, Wall Street banks, and broker-dealers. These cases include civil, probate and regulatory claims based on breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, fraud, suitability, mismanagement of mutual funds and managed accounts, the prudent investor rule, as well as employee promissory notes, up-front loans, raiding, trade secret, unfair competition and related employment claims.
Gordon has successfully assisted numerous investment professionals with FINRA related expungement actions.
Gordon has been recognized eleven times as a Northern California SuperLawyer for his work in securities litigation, four times by Best Lawyers for his work in product liability, and he has been peer rated AV Preeminent (the highest rating possible) by Martindale Hubble. Gordon has successfully handled hundreds of cases and tried or arbitrated more than 75 cases to conclusion.
Before forming Barr & Young with his longtime friend Loren Barr, Gordon spent more than two decades practicing with an international law firm in San Francisco. He was a partner/shareholder for thirteen years, and oversaw attorney hiring and associate supervision for the San Francisco office.
Gordon graduated from St. Mary's College in 1988 where he served as student body vice president and played four years of collegiate rugby. He graduated in December 1991 from the University of San Francisco School of Law. While at USF, Gordon was chosen by a panel of judges that included California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin, former Ninth Circuit Judge Cecil F. Poole, and former Chief Judge of the USDC for the Northern District of California Vaughn R. Walker as the winner of the school-wide moot court Advocate of the Year competition.
Gordon resides in Orinda with his wife and five children. He has served on the advisory boards of Santa Maria Catholic Church in Orinda, St. Perpetua School in Lafayette and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Oakland-East Bay.