Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California
Stephen L. Young is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California.
He provides counsel on all corporate legal matters affecting the non-profit trade association and its subsidiaries, represents the interests of independent insurance agents and brokers at regulatory hearings conducted by the California Department of Insurance and other state agencies, coordinates the Association’s involvement in litigation affecting insurance producers, and provides legal research and support to the Association’s legislative advocates.
Young has served on the Insurance Law Committee of the State Bar of California, was a charter member of the Agent and Broker Advisory Committee to the California Insurance Commissioner, and is a frequent speaker and author on legal and regulatory developments affecting the business of insurance.
He was the 2007 recipient of the Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award, the Association’s most prestigious honor for service to the American Agency System, insurance industry and community.
Prior to joining IIABCal, he was Western Region counsel for the American Insurance Association, and also worked at Cassel & Abraham, a San Francisco labor law firm representing employers.
Young serves on the Board of Trustees of Sigma Phi Epsilon National Housing, LLC, and is a past recipient of the National Fraternity’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
He holds a Juris Doctor Degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism, from The University of Kansas, and is a former member of the Chancellor’s Club Advisory Board of the KU Endowment Association. Before going to law school, Young worked as a newspaper reporter and editor. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and California.