Denise S. Young

Position: Associate Attorney

Denise S. Young is an associate attorney at National Litigation Law Group.  Denise’s legal specialties include family law, criminal, corporate/business law, transactions, not-for-profit law, business law, technology, state and federal procurement, contracts, data and organizational security, and risk management.  She has more than 14 years’ legal experience and more than 19 years’ professional business experience.  Her areas of interest include business strategy, strategic sourcing, business development, transactions, acquisitions, information and data security, and supply chain management.

In 2006, Denise became the Procurement and Contracts attorney for the Texas Building and Procurement Commission, where she was responsible for negotiating transactions for all statewide procurements and purchasing initiatives.  In 2008, she also became the Innovation Technology (IT) and contracts attorney for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.  In 2010, Ms. Young became the senior contracts and procurement counsel to the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin Texas.  As senior counsel, Denise oversaw the contracting and legal aspects related to the $250 million outsourcing initiative of Capital Metro; the $50 million bus refresh and procurement; union legal matters; construction and lease contracts; outside litigation counsel; ethics training; policy development; federal grants and federal procurement; legal matters pertaining to rail operations; and served as one of two attorneys that reported directly to the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining National Litigation Law Group, Ms. Young was a trial attorney and general counsel to individuals, small businesses, and non-profits.  She served as an on-call attorney for Rocket Lawyer, legal Zoom, ARAG, UpCounsel, and the Texas Legal Protection Plan.  She is a certified attorney ad litem; a former certified Texas Procurement Manager, the Fort Bend Bar Association, and the Fort Bend Criminal Bar Association.

Additionally, Ms. Young is a Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM), and Certified Attorney Ad Litem.

PREVIOUS PRACTICE AREAS:
Family law
Criminal law
Corporate law
Business law
Transactional law
Not-for-Profit law
Technology law
State and federal procurement
Contract law
Data and organizational security
Risk management
Municipal procurements
Union legal matters
Construction and lease contracts

ADMISSIONS:
Texas
Michigan
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

BAR AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
American Bar Association
Fort Bend County Bar Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Bar College
Chairman of the Board and Legal Advisor, The Rivers of Living Waters Church, 2010-2012

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Michigan State University, B.A. (Material Logistics Management),1996
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1999
Webster University, M. A., Procurement and Acquisitions Management, 2008
Webster University, M. A., Business & Organizational Security

CLASSES TAUGHT:
University of Maryland University College – purchasing/procurement; materials management/supply chain management; contracts/transactions; logistics; negotiations
DeVry University – ethical and legal issues in the legal profession

LEGAL ASSISTANT: Cassie Bowers