Sean J. Young joined the ACLU of Georgia as the legal director in 2017 after serving as senior staff attorney for the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project at the organization’s national office in New York for four years. Since joining the ACLU of Georgia, he has been active in litigating cases involving the First Amendment, voting rights, criminal justice, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and other civil rights and civil liberties issues.
As a voting rights attorney with the ACLU national office, he was actively involved in litigating cases around the country challenging discriminatory voter identification requirements, cutbacks to early voting and same-day registration, and other attempts to make it harder to vote.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Young was a judicial law clerk at both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He also served as an associate at associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for several years, where he litigated a variety of pro bono matters involving civil rights, fair housing, and racial justice issues. Young is a 2006 graduate of Yale Law School and a 2002 graduate from Duke University.