Evan Young is a partner at Baker Botts, where his practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Texas, and a long list of state and federal appeals and trial courts.
He clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court after his clerkship with Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Before joining Baker Botts, he worked as a lawyer in the judicial and executive branches of the federal government. He was counsel to the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, serving in the Office of the Attorney General under Attorneys General Alberto R. Gonzales and Michael B. Mukasey.
He then worked at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, where he was the Deputy Rule of Law Coordinator and assisted the Iraqi government in its efforts to strengthen its legal regime. He returned to Texas in 2009 and joined Baker Botts in its Austin office.
EDUCATION: Duke University, A.B.; Oxford University, B.A.; Yale Law School, J.D.