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Hancock Estabrook, LLP is pleased to announce that Litigation Department Chair James P. Youngs has been elected by the Board of Directors to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

Mr. Youngs is an experienced litigator and trial attorney who represents companies, organizations and individuals in a broad range of matters, including business and contract disputes, unfair competition and trade secret claims, and environmental, construction, employment and products liability litigation. Mr. Youngs also assists entrepreneurs, startup companies and emerging businesses in identifying, assessing and protecting their intellectual property assets and rights. Additionally, he regularly advises new and existing businesses seeking to obtain Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Certification and Recertification from New York State and the federal government.

FDCC is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction and who are dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship and professionalism as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of defense in civil lawsuits.

For over 80 years, the hand-picked members of the FDCC have been leaders in-house and in the courthouse. It is an elite group that drives the agenda and educates the defense legal community.

Named a 2023 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, Hancock Estabrook, LLP is committed to providing excellent service to clients throughout New York State. The Firm provides a broad range of legal services and representation across a variety of industries, disciplines and practice areas, proudly serving as trusted advisors to large corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofit institutions, governmental entities and individuals. For more information about the Firm and its legal services, visit hancocklaw.com.