Gwen Young has more than 25 years of experience representing major automobile manufacturers in their dealer-related commercial disputes before state agencies and in federal and state trial and appellate courts. She advises carmakers on compliance issues under auto franchise laws and works with automotive clients and their lobbyists on proposed legislation in that field.
In 2010, Gwen was on a team that co-managed the litigation of over 400 arbitrations in 48 states for Chrysler Group during a federally mandated seven-month period following the bankruptcy of the former Chrysler LLC in 2009. Among other key contributions, Gwen developed national strategy for the defense of the arbitrations, developed strategy for limited discovery across all cases, led and managed the discovery teams for approximately 200 arbitrations in the western United States, and vetted and trained non-franchise trial attorneys and experts in critical issues and strategies.
She also has experience handling contract disputes, securities fraud, business torts, and other commercial litigation matters.