Alice Young is a retired partner with deep experience advising multinationals and entrepreneurs on their business activities and investment considerations in the United States and throughout Asia, including complex cross-border transactions and sensitive legal and governmental strategies, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She also assisted clients in identifying potential Asian partners and resources. She represented clients in a wide range of disciplines, including joint ventures, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, finance, trade, foreign ownership issues, regulatory matters, trademark and copyright, employment, tax, private placements, real estate, manufacturing projects, licensing, high technology, telecommunications, retailing, commercial lending, restructurings, and general business negotiations. Ms. Young has been lead advisor on projects in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines. She has been based in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and speaks Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and French. 

Ms. Young was in the first class of women graduates of Yale College, where she majored in East Asian Studies and received a Bates Fellowship to study in Japan under Yasunari Kawabata, the first Japanese Nobel Prize Winner in Literature. At Harvard Law School, she was a member of the East Asian Legal Studies Program and was a research assistant and advisor to the Admissions Committee.


  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • AB, Yale University, magna cum laude, honors with distinction, Bates Fellow
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese

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