Geraldine W. Young

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 5437
Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 5437
Geraldine W. Young

Geraldine W. Young

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Biography

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.


Professional experience

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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.

  • Texas State Bar


Class Actions

  • 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


Data Protection

  • 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
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2018 - 2019
  • 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
  • Mandarin Chinese