Commercial Law & Intellectual Property

Lance C. Young

Senior Shareholder

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Lance Young is a senior shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., and co-chairs the firm’s Complex Litigation Department. For almost twenty years, Lance has successfully represented investors, employees, consumers, and other injured parties in high-profile class actions and multidistrict proceedings involving violations of federal and state securities, antitrust, wage and hour, and consumer protection laws. His current cases include the nationally publicized In Re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation and multistate Real Estate Transfer Tax litigation, along with several vehicle defect cases pending against major auto manufacturers. He also co-manages and supports the firm’s busy Fair Labor Standards Act practice.  

Lance previously managed his own law firm and worked for a boutique Michigan class action law firm for 10 years. He has also served as of counsel for several years to a prominent New York class action law firm.

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. cum laude
  • University of Michigan, Masters in Business Administration, concentration in Operations Management
  • Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Professional Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Areas of Practice

  • Stelmachers v. Maxim Healthcare Services (Co-Lead Class Counsel)
  • Flores vs. Velocity Express, Inc. (Co-Lead Class Counsel)
  • Carter v. Allstate Insurance Co.: $22.5 million recovered for class of policyholders in 38 states
  • In Re Bank One Securities Litigation: $120 million recovered for a class of former NBD shareholders
  • In Re Cardizem CD Antitrust Litigation: $80 million recovered for a nationwide class of injured consumers and third-party payers, plus $110 million for injured distributors and wholesalers.
  • In Re Visa Check/Master Money Antitrust Litigation - over $2.5 billion in cash and significant structural relief obtained for a nationwide class of overcharged merchants.
  • In Re Northwest Airlines Antitrust Litigation: survived summary judgment in a $3 billion price-fixing conspiracy case before the airlines filed for bankruptcy protection
  • Gutter v E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Co.: $80 million recovered for a class of defrauded shareholders
  • Wood v Abbott Laboratories, et al.: $64.3 million recovered for consumers of brand-name prescription drugs in sixteen states
  • In Re F&M Distributors, Inc. Securities Litigation: $20 million recovered for a class of defrauded bondholders.
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Council Member of the Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan