Mark D. Young

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Mark D. Young
Occupation Partner
Employer Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mark D. Young is a partner in the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.[1] His main area of practice is derivatives. In August of 2009, he spoke on behalf of the Futures Industry Association (FIA), a client of the firm, to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). His testimony came as part of the CFTC's third hearing to discuss energy position limits and hedge exemptions.[2] He said that the FIA’s primary concern is that if new position limits would be too restrictive domestically, traders would simply conduct business overseas.[3]

He has given testimony on behalf of other high-profile futures industry clients, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).[4]


Young started as a staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the CFTC in 1977. He worked at the CFTC for five years.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1977
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1974 magna cum laude