Leadership

President

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  Douglas R. Young
Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Douglas R. Young is the 69th President of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Doug’s practice involves complex civil and often-related criminal matters nationwide -- trials, appeals, and investigations covering diverse subject areas such as intellectual property, securities, unfair competition and antitrust, and including class actions and MDL proceedings. He also has served as a federal court Special Master in civil andcriminal cases; as counsel to a Ninth Circuit special committee investigating a sitting judge; and, for 18 years, by court appointment on the Federal Criminal Justice Act trial panel for the Northern District of California. He also has, by court appointment, represented three prisoners on California’s Death Row. Doug is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In addition to his participation as a Fellow in other trial and appellate organizations, Doug has participated on a variety of public-interest boards and was a member of the 2015 and 2016 Anglo-American ACTL exchanges. He also has served as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the McFetridge American Inn of Court, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (No. CA Chapter). From 1989 through 1994, Doug was appointed to State Department task forces in administration of justice projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Egypt, Greece, Mexico, Panama, and Uruguay. When he is not joining Terry in spending time with their new granddaughter, traveling abroad, skiing or hiking in the Sierras, or paddle boarding on Donner Lake, Doug enjoys cutting cattle on a ranch in Orinda, California.