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Alice  Young

Alice Young

Trustee of The Asia Foundation

Special Counsel and Chair, Asia Pacific Practice, Kaye Scholer LLP

Lotus Circle Advisor


Alice Young rejoined The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2012. She is Chair of the Asia Pacific Practice of Kaye Scholer LLP international law firm. For more than 35 years, she has advised multinationals and entrepreneurs on their business activities and investment considerations in the United States and throughout Asia, including complex cross-border transactions, sensitive legal and governmental strategies, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She has been based in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. She lectures extensively on Asia-related legal and business issues and has appeared on programs such as CNN International, The News Hour, the Charlie Rose Show, ABC Nightline, Fuji TV, and China Television Network.

Young is listed in Who’s Who, Crain’s “Top 100 Minority Executives and was recognized by Harvard Law Bulletin as one of the top 50 women graduates of Harvard Law School. She received the “Inspirational Leadership Award” from ASCEND at their annual National Convention in New York in 2010 and was honored by the Greater New York Councils Boy Scouts with a 2011 Distinguished Woman of the Year award. She is a Director of AXIS Capital Holdings, Ltd. and Mizuho Trust & Banking (USA). She serves on the Membership and Issues Committee of the prestigious Committee of 100 and is a Lifetime Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was in the first class of women graduates of Yale College and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. Young served as a Trustee of The Asia Foundation from 2003 to 2011.

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