Joanne Young

Joanne Young: Attorney with Kirstein & Young, PLLC AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Kirstein & Young, PLLC (2 Attorneys)
  • 1750 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006
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Attorney Awards


Phi Beta Kappa Award. Law Clerk, Honorable F.B. Ugast, Washington, D.C., 1974-1975. Author: "Working Toward a 'New Normal' for Air Passengers in the Post-9/11 Era," 2004 Airports' Consultants' Council Airport Planning Design & Construction Symposium, 2004 Professional Women in Constructions Transportation Forum; "Biometrics and Beyond--Creating a Secure and Efficient International Air Travel Systems," Asian Airlines & Aerospace, 2002; "Transatlantic Airline Mergers--Still Waiting in the Wings," The Aviation Quarterly, 2000; "Building A Competitive Airline Industry--Deregulation, Antitrust Protection, and the E-Commerce Opportunity," The Aviation Quarterly, 2000; "Simplified Passenger Travel: Moving From Vision to Reality," American Bar Association Air & Space Lawyer, 2000, The Aviation Quarterly, 2000 and Asian Airlines & Aerospace, 2000; "Globalism vs. Extraterritoriality-Consensus vs. Unilateralism: Is there A Common ground? A U.S. Perspective," Air & Space Law, 1999 and The Aviation Quarterly, 1999; Asian Airlines & Aerospace, 1999; "Airline Alliances--Is Competition at the Crossroads?" Air & Space Law, 1999; IATA Legal Symposium and Airline Management Programs, 1998; "What Will be the Effects of EC Market Unification on Intercontinental Air Services after 1992?" ICAO Journal, 1990; "Aircraft Noise: Will it Muffle Airline and Airport Development?" Airport Forum, 1989; "Community-Oriented Essential Air Service: What's Best for Commuters?" Commuter Air, 1981; "The Aircraft Loan Guarantee Program: A Boon to Commuters and Crucial to the Success of Small Community Air Services," CAAA Times, 1979. Trial Attorney, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1975-1977. Chair, Associate Member Group, 1983-1984, Regional Airline Association of America. Trustee, 1983-1986, Wesleyan University. Board of Governors, 1995—, Vice President, 2000, and President, 2002-2003—, Washington Foreign Law Society. Board of Directors, 1999—, and Treasurer, 2002—, International Aviation Club. Board of Directors, 1998—, Vice President, 2000, and President, October, 2003—, International Aviation Womens Association. Board of Directors, 1987—, Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce. Board of Governors, 1991—, City Club of Washington. Co-Chair, Executive Endorsements Committee, 1997—, Board Member, 2001—, and President, 2004—, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 1997—. National Security Seminar Participant, U.S. Army War College, 1992.

Areas of Practice (29)

  • Aviation Legal Services
  • Commercial Aviation & Airport Representation
  • Administrative Law
  • International Regulatory Law
  • Homeland Security
  • Export Controls
  • Shipping Concerns
  • Department of Transportation Administrations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigations
  • Antitrust Protection
  • Public Policy Matters
  • Government Contracts
  • Domestic Aviation Law
  • International Aviation Law
  • Aviation Licensing
  • Regulatory Proceedings
  • Export Licensing
  • Export Compliance
  • Legislative & Public Policy Matters
  • Airline Mergers & Acquisitions
  • FAA Enforcement Matters
  • Aircraft Purchase Agreements
  • Federal Funding & Compliance Issues
  • Federal Administrative Procedure Act
  • Hazardous Materials Regulation
  • Aircraft Lease
  • Charter and Maintenance Agreements
  • Airline Alliance Agreements
  • Aviation Security

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-524-8833  Phone
(202) 331-3348  Phone
University Attended:
Wesleyan University, B.A., cum laude, 1971
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1975, New York; 1975, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Birth Information:
Columbus, Georgia, 1949

Peer Reviews

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