Andrew Lee Younkins is Of Counsel to the firm. Mr. Younkins is a litigator and trial lawyer with appellate experience who has practiced in the areas of employment law, defamation and Anti-SLAPP law, real estate law, commercial disputes, and class action litigation. Mr. Younkins previously served in the Office of the Staff Attorney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was an associate of The Shah Peerally Law Group. Mr. Younkins graduated from Hampshire College and the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he served on the USF Law Review, the Moot Court Board, and graduated cum laude. His awards include the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Employment Law and the CALI Award for Excellence in Employment Law. His publications include Judicial Review of Interest Arbitration Awards under the Employee Free Choice Act, 43 U.S.F. L. Rev. 447 (2009). Mr. Younkins is admitted to the state bar of California and in various federal courts.