Tyler Young is a legal strategist and litigator who defends businesses against complex class actions and protects their trade secrets. He focuses on representing food and technology companies in litigation and through proactive counseling.

Class Action Defense

Tyler partners with companies to defend against complex class actions of all kinds. In particular, he focuses on defending food companies against consumer fraud claims. He has represented some of the nation’s largest and most respected food companies.

Trade Secret Litigation & Counseling

Tyler helps companies protect their valuable trade secrets through litigation and proactive counseling. He has litigated cases valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars in state and federal courts across the country. Tyler focuses on representing industrial-manufacturing companies.

Personal Interests

Tyler spends his spare time visiting zoos and museums with his wife and two children. A native Minnesotan, Tyler enjoys camping, canoeing and being outdoors.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. James B. Loken, 2009-2010


Harvard Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (editor) (2009)

University of Minnesota
B.A. with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Thesis in History (2005)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • California Expands Slack Fill Safe Harbors
    The Recorder, co-author, November 2018
  • Trade Secrets 2017: Key Developments and Takeaways, Chapter of the IP Book
    Midwest Intellectual Property Institute
  • New Developments in Trade Secrets Law—Including DTSA One Year Later
    Minnesota CLE, September 2017
  • New Federal Trade Secrets Act
    Moderator, Minnesota CLE, August 2016
  • Preparing Your Corporate Witness for Deposition
    Minnesota CLE, June 2016
  • The Secrets to Winning Trade Secret Cases
    Contributing author, Thomson West, 2016
  • Key Trade Secret Developments
    Minnesota CLE, March 2016
  • Protecting Trade Secrets
    In-House Client Seminar, November 2015
  • Recent Developments in M&A Litigation
    Minnesota CLE, September 2015
  • Preparing Your Corporate Witness for Deposition
    Minnesota CLE, August 2015
  • Trade Secrets 2015: Key Developments and Takeaways, Chapter of the IP Book
    Midwest Intellectual Property Institute
  • IP Essentials for the Non-IP Lawyer – Trade Secret Essentials Chapter
    Co-author, Minnesota CLE, April 2015

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Tyler has obtained asylum for refugees in both affirmative applications and removal proceedings.
  • Tyler is a part of the Faegre Baker Daniels team representing a man appealing his death sentence in Alabama.

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association — Minnesota Chapter, Communications Committee, 2015-17
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Inn of Court

Civic Activities

  • Minnesota Zoo — Beastly Ball Planning Committee, 2016; AZUL Board of Directors, 2013-15

Firm Leadership

  • Tyler is a member of Faegre Baker Daniels’ business litigation diversity and inclusion committee.


  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, 2017-19
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2016
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013-18
  • Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer, 2013-14
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