Partner and Chair
Asia Pacific Practice, Kaye Scholer LLP
Alice Young rejoined The Asia Foundation's Board of Trustees in 2012. She is partner and chair of the Asia Pacific Practice of Kaye Scholer LLP international law firm. For more than 35 years, she has advised multinationals and entrepreneurs on their business activities and investment considerations in the United States and throughout Asia, including complex cross-border transactions, sensitive legal and governmental strategies, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She has been based in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. She lectures extensively on Asia-related legal and business issues and has appeared on programs such as CNN International, The News Hour, the Charlie Rose Show, ABC Nightline, Fuji TV, and China Television Network. Ms. Young is listed in Who's Who, Crain's "Top 100 Minority Executives" (one of only three corporate lawyers named) and was recognized by Harvard Law Bulletin as one of the top 50 women graduates of Harvard Law School. She received the "Inspirational Leadership Award" from ASCEND at their annual National Convention in New York in 2010 and was honored by the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America with a 2011 Distinguished Woman of the Year award. She served on the Membership and Issues Committee of the prestigious Committee of 100 and is Chair of the Deloitte & Touche Diversity Advisory Board. She is also a Lifetime Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was in the first class of women graduates of Yale College and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. Young served as a Trustee of The Asia Foundation from 2003 to 2011 and is a current Asia Foundation-designated Trustee of Give2Asia.