Joanne Young

Partner, Kirstein & Young, PLLC



Joanne Young has been engaged in commercial and regulatory law practice since 1975, with a focus on aviation and shipping.  She represents airlines, shipping lines, airports, and transportation-related businesses before U.S. Government agencies, Congress and the courts.  She has been actively involved in the full range of legal issues arising in the transportation industry, including the structuring of joint ventures and marketing alliances, bilateral negotiations, regulatory proceedings, general aviation issues and agreements including fractional ownership and time shares, antitrust, security, international privacy law, safety issues, environmental, commercial transactions and government contracts, international trade and project finance, U.S. import/export matters, legislative issues, arbitration and litigation.

Ms. Young has addressed numerous conferences on transportation and international trade in the United States, Europe and Asia, and has published extensively on a variety of issues, including commercial aviation developments, electronic commerce, U.S. international and competition policy, liberalization of European aviation, international trade and aircraft noise.  She has published the Washington Aviation Summary since 1985, a monthly publication covering key events and legal developments in the industry.  She has testified before U.S. Congressional Committees on subjects such as modernization of the commercial fleet, aircraft noise regulation, code sharing and the sale of operating slots at U.S. airports. Prior to moving into private practice, Ms. Young worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board.

She is a Past President of the International Aviation Women's Association and arranged the group's first annual conference in Asia.  She is also the President and former Vice President of the International Aviation Club.  Ms. Young is a graduate of Wesleyan University and obtained her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  

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