Stephen Younger '82 has been elected to serve as the 113th president of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the largest voluntary bar association in the country. Younger, currently a member of Albany Law School's board of trustees, will begin his term as NYSBA president in June 2010.
Currently a partner with the New York City firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, Younger has more than 25 years of experience in the complex commercial litigation field and is well-known for his international arbitration work. He regularly handles high-stakes disputes for a wide range of companies in the financial services industry and is frequently called on to handle appeals in precedent-setting cases. In 2009, he is scheduled to argue three appeals of major commercial law issues in the New York Court of Appeals.
Younger has also served as transition director for New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. He is counsel to the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination, which nominates New York's Court of Appeals Judges, and he is a member of the First Department Judicial Screening Committee. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Committee to the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court.
While attending Albany Law School, Younger served as the editor-in-chief of the Albany Law Review. He also earned a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University.