Randel Young joins Charles River Associates as senior consultant

25 August 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Randel Young, an experienced strategic and legal advisor to energy sector clients, has joined consulting firm Charles River Associates (CRA) as a senior consultant in its energy practice. He remains based in Houston.

Young brings more than 40 years of experience in strategy, risk assessment, M&A, privatization, contracting, and energy project development. He specializes in US and cross-border oil, gas, and resources projects, transactions, and investments.

During his career, Young has advised major oil & gas companies and construction firms in 60+ countries on transactions, disputes, and other legal matters. He has expertise advising on compliance programs, including anti-bribery, sanctions, and anti-boycott compliance. Young also has experience providing expert testimony on damage theories and recovery strategies in energy commercial and investment disputes.

Mr. Young is a distinguished research fellow and advisory director at the Center for Energy Law at Tulane University, where he lectures part-time on cross-border pipelines and other large-scale energy projects.Randel Young joins Charles River Associates as senior consultantYoung spent the previous eight years at law firm K&L Gates, where he served as senior energy and natural resource transaction partner and managing partner of the Houston office. Before that, he was a partner at law firms Jackson Walker, Fulbright & Jaworski, and Garder Wynne Sewell. Earlier in his career, Young was senior VP & general counsel at Enron South America.

He holds a JD and bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Randel,” said Chris Russo, head of CRA’s energy practice. “His breadth of knowledge and many roles held in the energy industry will strengthen how CRA continues to address our clients’ biggest challenges.”

CRA’s energy practice support private and public sector clients with advisory services in strategy, transaction advisory, regulatory planning, grid and resource planning, operational transformation, and market analysis. The practice’s consultants and legal experts also advise on regulatory issues, commercial disputes, and international arbitration.

Headquartered in Boston, CRA specializes in economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm has more than 800 professionals across offices in the Americas, Europe, and Australia.