Audrey B Young

Senior 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 public relations and litigation communications strategist with an extensive background in public affairs, crisis communications, reputation management and media relations. Ms. Young designs and manages regional and global strategic communications initiatives for organizations, governments and individuals facing high-profile scrutiny during major business deals, product launches, litigation and/or investigations. Her practice is focused on heavily regulated industries, governments and high-profile individuals.

Ms. Young develops messaging for nonprofit and corporate leadership and individuals facing government investigations, politically entrenched policy critics, accidents, product liability, data breaches, jury trials, supply chain transparency and litigation, including class actions and mass torts. She is National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)-trained and certified for managing communications during an accident or incident.

A longtime risk and crisis management communication strategist, Ms. Young works with a wide range of science, health, safety, national defense, data security and economic experts throughout the world on critical issues where commentary or politics have gotten out in front of science and/or the facts. She serves as the principal communication and media strategist for corporate leaders and works regularly with news agencies around the world. Working with a team of widely recognized high-stakes communications strategists and professionals in key markets across 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 who work for CNN, BBC, Reuters, AP, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Time, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, NPR, PBS, Discovery Channel, Huffington Post and other major business, science, health, medical, higher education and legal news outlets.


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