Caroline Young

Director of ESG*

Joined HKW



  • University of Vermont (BA)
  • University of Virginia School of Law (JD)

Caroline is responsible for leading the firm’s ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) initiative, which includes tracking the ESG related efforts of the firm’s various portfolio companies. Prior to her focus on ESG, Caroline was the partner in charge of all HKW divestitures. Working closely with company management teams and the sell-side advisors, Caroline helped navigate the sale of more than 20 HKW portfolio companies.

Before joining HKW, Caroline practiced law at Wooden & McLaughlin, LLP. She is active with the Providence Cristo Rey High School, a college and career preparatory high school that offers a transformational educational experience to students with economic need.

Caroline lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband Joe. Outside the office, Caroline and Joe enjoy spending time at their cabin, building trails, hiking with their dogs, and occasionally are joined by their adult son and daughter.


*Independent contractor and not an employee of HKW