Member Profile - Joanne Young

Membership Level

Advisory Council


Kirstein & Young PLLC


[email protected]

Business Phone

202-331-3348 x 222



1750 K St NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006, United States

Leadership ID


Law School

Georgetown University Law Center

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Joanne W. Young, Managing Partner of the Washington, DC-based law firm, Kirstein & Young PLLC, is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Wesleyan University. She represents clients on commercial, regulatory, antitrust, election law, and litigation matters, with a focus on the aviation, shipping and defense industries. She has taken leadership positions on such issues as international privacy, antitrust/competition, and election integrity matters. Ms. Young has been elected President of the Washington Foreign Law Society, the Women's Bar Association, the International Aviation Club, and the International Aviation Women's Association, and as Chair of the Regional Airline Association 並_ Associate Member Group. She founded Executive Women in Aviation and served on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University, and on the Board of the Women's Bar Foundation, the ABA Air & Space Law Forum and the D.C. Bar Law Practice Steering Committee. Ms. Young was named the 2013 Attorney of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council and serves on the Board of the City Club of Washington and as a Co-Chair for the Annual Vital Voices Kennedy Center Global Leadership Awards. She was named a Star of the Bar in 2015 by the Women's Bar Association. She is a Member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars. Political Activities - 2016 Trump-Pence Campaign: RNLA Deployment Team Leader (New Hampshire) - D.C. Delegation 並_ 2016 Republican Convention - Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA): Board Member 1996 - Present; VP-Finance 2014-2016; VP-Washington Operations 2012-2014 - Lawyers Democracy Fund: Vice President 2016-present; Board Member 2015-present - D.C. Republican Party Executive Committee: 2015-present - D.C. Urban Platform 2016 並_ Committee Member - League of Republican Women of DC: Board Member 2012-present - 2012 Romney-Ryan Campaign: Virginia War Room 並_ Responsible for SE Virginia Roving Legal Teams/Incident Reports - Romney Transition Team 並_ 2012 - D.C. Delegation 並_ 2012 Republican Convention - Co-Chair - 2012 DC Republican Party Platform Committee - Rudy Giuliani Delegate 並_ 2008 - 2004 Bush並_Cheney Campaign: Steering Committee - W Stands for Women - 2004 Bush並_Cheney Campaign: 72 hour Legal Task Force - Columbus, Ohio - 2000 Bush並_Cheney Campaign: 並_ Worked in Battle Ground States including as poll watcher on Election Day

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