About The Firm

From left: David Bate, Julie Arias Young, Harry Zinn

The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life -- to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity. Archibald MacLeish

Young, Zinn & Bate LLP is a full service boutique law firm practicing all aspects of employment law and litigation as well as general business and real estate law and civil litigation. Formerly known as Bate, Peterson, Deacon, Zinn & Young LLP, the firm combines the expertise and sophistication of a large firm practice with the highest level of service and efficiency tailored to each client's specialized needs. Indeed, each of its partners practiced for many years at some of the largest and most prestigious international law firms before forming YZB. Partners Julie Arias Young and Harry Zinn have been recognized as California "Super Lawyers" for each of the past nine years in employment and labor law and employment litigation, and both are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Firm also qualifies as a certified Women-Owned Business.

Firm clients include world-renowned prestigious private universities and cultural institutions, national retailers and insurance companies, multinational manufacturers, large public utilities, Major League Baseball clubs, entertainment and venture capital entities, law firms, and other employers of all sizes and endeavors. The firm also represents senior executives in non-litigation matters, including contract and severance negotiations and intellectual property issues.

We take pride in our role both as true counselors - working with our clients to devise creative and practical solutions to the wide range of challenges they face - and as fierce but professional advocates in litigation, arbitration, and before administrative agencies.


YZB Representative Clients Include:

Amphenol Corporation
Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (Staples Center)
Bank of America
BirbaGroup Architects, PC
Blue Cross of California
Brinker International, Inc.
CBOL Corporation
Claremont University Consortium
Daiwa Securities America, Inc.
dick clark productions, inc.
Gibson Guitar Corporation
Habitat for Humanity
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
J. Paul Getty Trust
Legacy Interactive, Inc.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles United Investment Company, LLC
Sempra Energy
The Shaw Group, Inc.
Sherwood Country Club
Skirball Cultural Center
Southern California Gas Company
Taconic Builders
TBA Entertainment Corporation
Tomaro Design Build, Inc.
Trader Joe's Company
Tribune Company (Los Angeles Times)
University of Southern California
Untitled Entertainment
Watt Commercial Properties
WellPoint, Inc.