SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- President George W. Bush has appointed Southfield commercial litigator and Bloomfield Hills resident Rodger D. Young as one of five United States Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly.
Young joins United States Congressman William Delahunt (R-MA), United States Congressman Ted Poe (D-TX), former New York Governor George E. Pataki (1995-2006) and Kentucky business and civic leader Kelly G. Knight as a Delegate for the 2007 term that runs from September through December 2007 . The General Assembly convenes at the UN Headquarters in New York.
"I am extremely honored to be chosen by the President to represent our country's interests in this particularly important forum," said Young.
The US Delegates espouse and vote for the positions of the United States in the General Assembly. Young will be responsible for meeting with delegates from other countries and expressing the United States ' positions and interests in an effort to forge a commonality of interests on critical issues of international security, economics and governance.
"I look forward to presenting the views of the United States to the international community in a meaningful and effective way that forwards the interests of our great country," said Young. I believe that the President selected me as Delegate because of my extensive experience in dispute resolution and my ability to enunciate complex positions to large groups."
As required by law, Young has resigned from his law firm, Southfield-based Young & Susser, P.C., for the balance of the year. He will return as managing partner and lead litigator in early 2008.
Young has received a number of recognitions, including being listed in the Best Lawyers in America (2006); Michigan Super Lawyers (2006); The Detroit News, "Top 100 Litigators in Michigan" (2006); and Chambers USA, "Best Commercial Litigators in America" (2006). He is also the co-author of West Group's book "Michigan Civil Trials and Evidence".
Young, a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is a graduate of the University of Montana and the University of Minnesota Law School.
The functions and powers of the General Assembly can be found on the United Nations' Web site at www.un.org.
SOURCE Young & Susser, P.C.