Geraldine W. Young
Geraldine represents and advises clients in every phase of litigation, having obtained a number of dismissals and other favorable outcomes for her clients. Geraldine focuses her practice on antitrust, RICO, and complex class action matters. She also counsels clients on antitrust and related compliance issues. She has represented and counseled clients in the energy, pharmaceutical, medical, insurance, entertainment, banking, and steel industries.
Geraldine's courtroom experience includes three jury trials, multi-day evidentiary hearings on preliminary approval and final approval of a class action settlement, and temporary injunction proceedings.
JD, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2012
BA, magna cum laude, Sociology, Rice University, 2008
In law school, Geraldine served as the Executive Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
Geraldine is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the US District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas.
- Obtained dismissal of third-party-payor and consumer claims in two putative RICO and consumer fraud class actions in California federal court
- Obtained preliminary approval and final approval of hotly contested class action settlement in Texas state court
Antitrust and Competition
- Obtained dismissal on summary judgment of antitrust conspiracy and monopolization claims for client in the entertainment industry
- Represented client in the medical industry against federal and state antitrust conspiracy and monopolization claims
- Represented client in arbitration proceedings involving antitrust issues and contract claims
- Represented a steel service center and its president against federal antitrust conspiracy claims, from discovery to trial in federal court
- Advised client in construction industry regarding threatened antitrust lawsuit and conspiracy claims
- Advised client regarding potential antitrust issues raised by proposed billion-dollar transaction
- Advised client in the telecommunications industry regarding antitrust issues related to patent litigation
- Advised clients in the entertainment industry regarding antitrust issues related to joint venture activities
- Prepared antitrust and export compliance materials for a U.S. subsidiary of a Chinese oil and gas company
- Advised multiple clients in response to grand jury subpoenas in federal antitrust investigations
RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act)
- Represent defendants against RICO class action claims in multi-district litigation proceedings and in California and Illinois federal court
- Prepared summary judgment briefing for a RICO defendant in New York federal court
- Advised client in medical device industry regarding RICO claims and related issues
- Investigated privacy issues to provide recommendations addressing a bankruptcy debtor's sale, which raised issues under federal privacy laws, including HIPAA regulations, and various state privacy laws
Rankings and recognitions
- Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2018
- Co-author, "Cybersecurity information exchanges may raise cross-border competition concerns," Norton Rose Fulbright Competition World, 2015
- 2012, 2013, and 2014 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
- Co-author, "DOJ Puts Cybersecurity Info-Sharing Policy Into Practice," Law360, October 20, 2014
- Co-author, "Antitrust and Cybersecurity — Still A Long Way To Go," Law 360, September 2014
- Co-author, "Congress on Cybersecurity: Recent Bill Limits Liability," Norton Rose Fulbright Briefing, August 2014
- Co-author, "Top Antitrust Concerns for Chinese Companies," The Asian Lawyer, July 2014
Memberships and activities
- Asian American Bar Association of Houston
- Houston Bar Association, Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession (MOILP) Committee
- Texas State Bar, Antitrust Section (Treasurer), Business Litigation Section & Asian Pacific Interest Section
- Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas Chapter & Younger Lawyers Division
On June 25, 2018, the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision held that American Express didn't violate federal antitrust law by requiring merchants to agree to antisteering provisions..
June 26, 2018
The United States Supreme Court addressed the effect U.S. courts should give to a foreign government’s interpretation of its own laws..
June 20, 2018