Audrey B. Young

Sr Strategic Communications Advisor
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Audrey B. Young is a senior strategic communications advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Young leads the firm's High-Stakes Communications Team and serves on the Risk and Crisis Management Team. She is a seasoned crisis and litigation communications strategist with an extensive background in public affairs, reputation management and media relations. Ms. Young designs and manages regional and global strategic communications initiatives for corporations, governments and NGOs. Her practice is focused on the heavily regulated healthcare, chemical, energy, transportation, construction and financial services industries.

Ms. Young develops messaging for corporate leadership and individuals facing government investigations, accidents, mass disasters, product liability, data breaches, jury trials, supply chain transparency and litigation, including class actions and mass torts. She serves as the principal communication and media strategist for corporate leaders and works regularly with news agencies around the globe.

A longtime grassroots advocacy and ally-development campaign strategist, Ms. Young utilizes her strong working relationships to advocate on behalf of clients' legal and public policy objectives. She works with a wide range of science, health, safety, national defense, privacy, data security and safety experts throughout the world on critical issues where politics have gotten out in front of science and/or the facts. Working with a team of widely recognized public affairs professionals in key markets around the globe, Ms. Young navigates sensitive community-based issues and broad public policy matters that are playing out online and in high-profile media.

Her work with the media on major issues includes interaction with journalists, editors, producers and bloggers at news outlets all over the world, including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters, AP, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Time, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, Vanity Fair, Der Spiegel, People Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Bangkok Post, Politico, ESPN, 60 Minutes, Dateline, 20/20, NPR, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX News, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, Huffington Post and other major legal news outlets.

Ms. Young has managed strategic communications and public affairs campaigns that have improved access to quality and affordable healthcare, helped combat human trafficking and forced labor, raised awareness about chronic disease and pre-term labor, advanced the practice of personalized medicine, and educated communities throughout the Americas about water and environmental safety and protection.

Ms. Young began her career with the Democratic National Committee working on the 1984 Mondale-Ferraro presidential campaign and later on Capitol Hill in the office of Rep. Terry Bruce (D-Ill.). After more than a decade of campaign management and corporate public affairs work for one of the largest government affairs firms in the U.S., she built and led a litigation communications and reputation protection practice aligned closely with Chambers' top-rated litigators and regulatory attorneys and practices.

Memberships

  • Public Relations Society of America 
  • National Association of Professional Women