Hinshaw Announces Todd Young Has Been Named Among Chicago Notable LGBTQ Executives

Partner Honored by "Crain's Chicago Business"

August 28, 2018

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that Todd Young, a transactional partner and member of the firm's Management Committee, has been named a member of the inaugural cohort of Chicago's Notable LGBTQ Executives by Crain's Chicago Business.

Honorees consist of 88 LGBTQ leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, including law, finance, technology, nonprofits, media, the arts and others. In announcing its selections last week, Crain's Chicago Business noted that all leaders chosen "demonstrated they are advancing their industries, workplace equality, and civic engagement in Chicago."

The LGBTQ executive notables live and work in the Chicago area, serve in a senior roles in their organizations (within three levels of their CEO), hold leadership positions in their industries outside their own organizations, have made significant contributions to advancing workplace equality at their own workplaces or beyond, and act as a role models or mentors.

"We applaud Crain's Chicago Business for its creation of Chicago's Notable LGBTQ Executives list," said Kevin Joseph Burke, Chairman of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. "Todd is a perfect choice to be recognized with this distinguished group of LGBTQ leaders and influencers. He is vital to the leadership and management of our organization and the impact of his contributions to fostering fairness, equality, and opportunity in an environment where LGBT lawyers and staff can thrive is beyond measure. He is a remarkably talented, respected, and valued leader of our firm and the community.”

"Todd exemplifies the ethic of leading by example," added D.L. Morriss, Diversity & Inclusion Partner. "While there is no "I" in team, we depend on our diversity leaders to step up and inspire our community to action. Todd does this and more, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition."  

In addition to serving on Hinshaw's Management Committee, Young is also a co-chair of the firm's LGBTQ Affinity Network and a past co-leader and regional director of Hinshaw's Commercial Transactions Practice Group.

"I am honored to be selected by Crain's Chicago Business as one of this community's notable LGBTQ executives," said Young. "Hinshaw has provided significant encouragement and support for my promotion of LGBTQ equality, and the firm continues to exemplify best practices for LGBTQ equality and inclusion. I'm proud of my past success and dedicated to helping the firm make continued progress in the future."

Young is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School (J.D.) and Dartmouth (A.B., cum laude). He is a former adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School (1999-2010) and Seabury Western Theological Seminary (Episcopal) (2000-2004). Young was also Chancellor (Chief Legal Officer) of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago from 2003 through 2016. He joined Hinshaw in 1984. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, loan and financing transactions, and contract negotiation for clients across a broad array of industries and industry sectors. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.

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