Tiffany T. Young



Tiffany Young is an intellectual property attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP based in the Silicon Valley office where she is a member of the firm’s Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practice. Tiffany’s practice focuses on counseling tech startups and other emerging businesses in their strategic growth opportunities. Tiffany has negotiated favorable commercial contracts for her clients in the areas of SaaS licensing, software licensing, NFT marketplace transactions, data transfer and data processing, creative collaborations, and independent contractor engagements. She has also advised clients on developing proper data handling and processing practices.

Prior to Foley, Tiffany worked at a large intellectual property and technology law firm where she drafted patent applications relating to semiconductors, circuit design, electric vehicle motor design, augmented reality systems, medical devices and software. She prosecuted domestic and foreign patent application filings and authored data privacy articles on recent events. She also researched and drafted memoranda on data privacy laws including the EU General Data Protection Regulation and California Consumer Privacy Act. Tiffany regularly uses her knowledge of the patent system to provide detailed and thorough intellectual property analyses in support of venture capital funding events and corporate mergers and acquisitions.

While working on her law degree, Tiffany worked as a teaching assistant for the Advanced Negotiations seminar, where she honed the negotiation skills and tactics she uses today. Tiffany also worked at the Mental Health Advocacy Services as an AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps Law Clerk, where she advised on issues relating to disability benefits, housing rights, owed wages, child custody and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.

While working on her undergraduate degree, Tiffany interned at an American non-profit human and poverty rights organization where she prepared conservatorship petitions on behalf of clients caring for patients with dementia and mental disabilities. She also interned at Northrop Grumman Corporation where she helped test a military communications satellite network and predicted antenna behavior using an electromagnetic wave simulation program.


  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 2019)
    • Editor, Science and Technology Law Review
    • Student editor, Foundation Moot Court Program
    • Conference co-chair, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
  • University of Southern California (B.S., cum laude, 2016)
    • Major: electrical engineering; minor: business law
    • Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
    • Member, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society


  • Mandarin (fluent)
  • Spanish (conversational)
  • Taiwanese (basic)
  • Russian (basic)


  • California