EDY | About Edward D. Young, III
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About Edward D. Young, III

Highly accomplished Harvard attorney with more than 38 years of experience in regulatory and public policy law; federal litigation; corporate management, compliance, reorganization; and complex litigation. Retired from corporate practice to operate non-denominational Christian ministry that educates students, teaches sustainable practices, and trains missionaries. Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and can practice immigration law anywhere in the United States.

Former General Counsel of New Jersey Bell and Deputy General Counsel of Verizon. Served as the Senior Vice President, Government Relations.  In that capacity, he was responsible for managing Verizon’s relations with Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.

Successful experience in negotiating complex, high profile mergers; drafting contracts, legislation, and regulations; and obtaining regulatory approvals, particularly for new services. Has earned a reputation as a consensus builder, even in highly contested markets or among political rivals. Successful career characterized by senior legal and public policy positions.


Core Competencies:
• Extremely effective oral and written advocacy
• Explaining complicated, technical issues in terms that decision-makers can understand
• Winning regulatory, legislative. and public support for the company’s commercial interests
• Inspiring “ordinary” people to achieve extraordinary accomplishments

Former clerk for the Hon. David S. Nelson, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. 

Former Adjunct Professor, Administrative Law, Seton Hall Law School