Kenneth Young is a litigation partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation. He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court in a variety of matters, including contract, intellectual property, and employment disputes.
Of Poops and Parasites: Unethical FDA Overregulation, 69 Food & Drug L J 55 (2014).
Recognized as Up and Coming for Oil & Gas Litigation – Nationwide, Chambers USA, 2023
Recognized in Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas, The Legal 500 U.S., 2022–2023
Recognized as Litigator of the Week runners-up by The American Lawyer Litigation Daily for class certification denial in a case involving more than 1,200 oil and gas leases in the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of client Rice Drilling D, LLC
Admissions & Qualifications
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2013Managing Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
- Brigham Young UniversityB.S., Molecular Biology & Japanesemagna cum laude, with Honors2010