Jenny Young

Senior Of Counsel

Jenny focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation with an emphasis on employment law, as well as provides clients with transactional advice, concentrating on entity formation, contract negotiations and general business transactions.

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When you reach the end of your life and are wondering whether it’s all been worthwhile, you’ll be measuring whether you did everything you possibly could with the gift you’ve been given. The goal in life is not to attain some imaginary ideal; it is to find and fully use our own gifts.

– Gay Hendricks

Jenny received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2008. Before joining Vela Wood in 2016, she began her legal practice working in a multitude of areas including employment law litigation, commercial litigation, health law, real estate and land use, and public utilities. Jenny later concentrated her practice on product liability litigation primarily for the automotive and pharmaceutical industries at a state and federal level.  Jenny’s national practice included defending large foreign and domestic automobile and pharmaceutical manufacturers, where she was intricately involved in all phases of litigation, later developing a specialty in settlement contract drafting and negotiating.  Additionally, Jenny also defended large automobile manufacturers in warranty and DTPA claims.

Born in Germany to two New Orleans natives and raised in San Antonio, Jenny now maintains a permanent residence in Austin. Although she calls Austin home, she is currently traveling the world and working remotely. She is an avid yogi, a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, and an adventure and travel junkie. You can find her at any time in a yoga studio, shredding a mountain (although she probably doesn’t look as cool as she thinks), or doing something dangerous her mom warned her not to do.