Overview

Tyler Young is a litigator and legal strategist. Tyler focuses on litigation for food companies, complex class action defense, and trade secret litigation. He has won motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, defeated class certification, obtained preliminary injunctions and other expedited relief, and reversed losses and defended victories on appeal.

Food Company Litigation

Tyler focuses on litigation for food companies. He has represented food company clients in consumer class actions, claims brought by nonprofit organizations, commercial disputes with vendors and suppliers, and litigations related to product recalls. Tyler frequently writes and speaks on food litigation topics and is a leader of the firm’s food law team.  

Class Action Defense

Tyler partners with companies to defend against complex class actions, particularly consumer fraud class actions. He has defended class actions involving food and beverage products, dental products, credit cards, and toll roads. His clients have won motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, defeated class certification, and negotiated favorable class and individual settlements. Tyler has been recognized by Minnesota Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Class Action and Mass Torts every year since 2017. 

Trade Secret Litigation 

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

Pro Bono

Tyler has a robust and longstanding pro bono practice. Tyler has led teams that have obtained asylum for numerous refugees, helped parents regain custody of their children, and won disability benefits for military service members. He also leads a team of lawyers representing a death-row inmate in challenging his sentence. 

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.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
Massachusetts

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

Clerkships

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

Education

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.

Honors

  • 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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