Katy M. Young is a Partner at Ad Astra Law Group, LLP in San Francisco. Her focus is on business and commercial litigation, including partnership disputes, breach of contract, computer fraud and abuse litigation, financial services litigation, real estate, construction defect, business torts, professional negligence, and collections. She also handles selected business transactions, including drafting and interpreting contracts, licensing agreements, leases, and trademarks.
Ms. Young received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Social Science and Pre-Law from
University of the Pacific in 2004. She attended the university on an athletic and academic scholarship and held several distinguished research assistant positions. Ms. Young graduated from University of San Francisco School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2009. She was a member of the law review and the moot court program as well as a tutor and mentor. The law review published her comment article Georgia is a Peach for Insured’s Right to Diminished Value at 42 U.S.F. L. Rev. 417 (2008). She received honors for best oral argument in the moot court program and top honors in legal research and writing. Ms. Young spent her last semester of law school working as a judicial extern for Chief Magistrate Judge James Larson in the Northern District of California. She also spent a summer working for the California State Bar Office of the Chief Trial Counsel which prosecutes attorneys charged with ethical violations.
Ms. Young is a member of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, the Berkeley Rotary Club, ProVisors San Francisco IX, the USF Women Lawyers Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco.