Tyler Young focuses on litigation for food and beverage companies and complex class action defense.

Food Company Litigation

Tyler represents food and beverage companies in consumer class actions, claims brought by nonprofit organizations, commercial disputes with vendors and suppliers, and litigations related to product recalls. He applies his regulatory knowledge and industry experience to help clients achieve their litigation goals. Tyler frequently writes and speaks on food litigation topics and is a leader of the firm’s food class action team.

Class Action Defense

Tyler partners with companies to defend against complex class actions, particularly consumer-fraud class actions. He has defended class actions involving food and beverage products, dental products, credit cards and toll roads. Tyler has been recognized by Minnesota Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Class Action and Mass Torts since 2017.

Pro Bono

He has a robust and longstanding pro bono practice. Tyler has led teams that have obtained asylum for numerous refugees, helped parents regain custody of their children, and won disability benefits for military service members. He also leads a team of lawyers representing a death-row inmate in challenging his sentence.

Personal Interests

Tyler spends his spare time visiting zoos and museums with his wife and two children. A native Minnesotan, Tyler enjoys camping, canoeing and being outdoors.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. James B. Loken, 2009-2010


Harvard Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (editor) (2009)

University of Minnesota
B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Thesis in History (2005)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • California Expands Slack Fill Safe Harbors
    The Recorder, co-author, November 2018
  • Trade Secrets 2017: Key Developments and Takeaways, Chapter of the IP Book
    Midwest Intellectual Property Institute
  • New Developments in Trade Secrets Law—Including DTSA One Year Later
    Minnesota CLE, September 2017
  • New Federal Trade Secrets Act
    Moderator, Minnesota CLE, August 2016
  • Preparing Your Corporate Witness for Deposition
    Minnesota CLE, June 2016
  • The Secrets to Winning Trade Secret Cases
    Contributing author, Thomson West, 2016
  • Key Trade Secret Developments
    Minnesota CLE, March 2016
  • Protecting Trade Secrets
    In-House Client Seminar, November 2015
  • Recent Developments in M&A Litigation
    Minnesota CLE, September 2015
  • Preparing Your Corporate Witness for Deposition
    Minnesota CLE, August 2015
  • Trade Secrets 2015: Key Developments and Takeaways, Chapter of the IP Book
    Midwest Intellectual Property Institute
  • IP Essentials for the Non-IP Lawyer – Trade Secret Essentials Chapter
    Co-author, Minnesota CLE, April 2015

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Tyler has obtained asylum for refugees in both affirmative applications and removal proceedings.
  • Tyler is a part of the team representing a man appealing his death sentence in Alabama.


Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association — Minnesota Chapter, Communications Committee, 2015-17

Civic Activities

  • Minnesota Zoo — Beastly Ball Planning Committee, 2016; AZUL Board of Directors, 2013-15

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels  — Business Litigation Diversity and Inclusion Committee


  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, 2017-22
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2016
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013-19
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