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Jonathan K. Youngwood

Jonathan K. Youngwood

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY, USA


Jonathan Youngwood is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department.For more than 20 years, Jon has represented financial institutions, corporations, executives and boards of directors in a wide range of high-profile litigations, arbitrations and regulatory investigations. His practice focuses on matters involving securities, antitrust and ERISA law as well as M&A litigation.

Chambers and Partnersconsistently recognizes Jon as a leading securities litigator, describing him as a “very well-respected lawyer with a tremendous reputation, and is very good in the courtroom”; “the best lawyer on his feet - he is incredibly comfortable before judges and panels”; a “smart, focused and creative lawyer who brings the required intensity to the job.”Chambersalso recognizes him as “a detail-oriented litigator with the ability to get to the nub of an issue” who “has extensive securities knowledge” and “flair for written work and oral advocacy.”He is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500, where market commentators describe him as “very talented”; who has a “client-oriented approach”; “technically superb, bright and articulate”; an “outstanding securities litigator”; and “smart, hardworking and extremely professional.”In 2017, he was the recipient of the “Securities Lawyer of the Year” award by Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, an award that recognizes the country’s most distinguished litigators; he was listed as a “Top 10 Nationwide Securities Star”; and is consistently recognized as a national and New York “Litigation Star” in Securities Litigation by Benchmark Litigation, where sources have described him as “one of the smartest lawyers I know. He not only is hardworking, but he has the ability to be both a big-picture thinker and also pay incredible attention to detail.”

He edits the Securities Law Alert, a monthly newsletter published by the Firm, is the Co-Chair of PLI’s annual program entitled“Handling a Securities Case: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between,” and received the Burton Award for Achievement in Legal Writing.

Among a number of significant pro bono achievements, Jon served on the Simpson Thacher team that achieved a finding (after a seven-month trial) that the New York City public schools fail to provide a constitutionally adequate education.

Jon received his B.A. with honors from Brown University in 1990. He received his J.D. in 1994 with honors from the University of Chicago, where he served as Comments Editor of The University of Chicago Law Review. He also holds a Master of Public Policy from The University of Chicago (1992). Jon joined Simpson Thacher in 1995 following a one-year clerkship with Hon. Dennis G. Jacobs of United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He became a Partner in 2003.

Jonathan K. Youngwood is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial
Web Segment  Web Segment Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration - Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial, Friday, April 07, 2017
Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation - Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial, Friday, April 07, 2017
Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial, Friday, April 07, 2017
Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators, Friday, April 07, 2017
Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation - Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation, Friday, April 07, 2017
Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration - Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration, Friday, April 07, 2017
Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges - Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges, Monday, November 13, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators, Friday, April 07, 2017
Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration - Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration, Friday, April 07, 2017
Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation - Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation, Friday, April 07, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration - Securities Litigation: Trial of the Civil Action or Arbitration, Friday, April 07, 2017
Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation - Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation, Friday, April 07, 2017
Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators, Friday, April 07, 2017
Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges - Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, New York, NY
49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Jonathan K. Youngwood and Nihara K. Choudhri, The Extraterritorial Application of Section 10(b) After Morrison v. National Australia Bank (August 11, 2017) - Institute on Securities Regulation (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, Nashville, TN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, Columbus, OH
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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