Jenny Young

Senior Counsel

Jenny is Senior Counsel at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of employment law and general corporate matters.

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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 is Senior Counsel at Vela Wood, leading the firm’s employment law division. In her practice, Jenny advises and represents both employees and employers in a multitude of areas ranging from complex legal matters to general employment operations, including, human resource audits; management and executive-level matters; employment agreements and handbooks; covenants not to compete; confidentiality agreements; wage and hour disputes; wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims; and FLSA, EEOC and Texas Workforce Commission claims.

Before joining Vela Wood in 2016, Jenny focused her legal practice in a multitude of areas including employment law litigation, commercial litigation, health law, and product liability litigation primarily for the automotive and pharmaceutical industries at a state and federal level.

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 can often be found traveling the world and working remotely. She is an avid yogi and obtained her 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification in early 2016.