Edelson PC Names Two New Partners, Begins Expanding in San Francisco

Nation’s Leading Consumer Privacy Law Firm Promotes Roger Perlstadt
and Eve-Lynn Rapp to Partner; Hires Associate Aaron Blumenthal in San
Francisco

CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Edelson
PC
, a leading national plaintiffs’ class action firm recognized for
its groundbreaking work representing consumers in technology and privacy
cases against some of the country’s largest tech companies, announced
today it has named two new Partners, Roger
Perlstadt
and Eve-Lynn
Rapp
.

“Eve and Roger exemplify the qualities that have propelled Edelson’s
success from our earliest days – they’re bold, creative thinkers who not
only know the law inside and out, they get the tech industry,” said
founder Jay
Edelson
. “We’re pleased to now call them Partners and look forward
to watching them pave the way in litigating some of the most innovative
and important cases in consumer class action law.”

Perlstadt is based in the Chicago office. He focuses on appeals and
critical motions and has briefed and argued in numerous federal and
state appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. At
Edelson, he led the briefing in Robins v Spokeo, Inc. before the
Supreme Court, as well as secured a major victory in Kolinek v.
Walgreen Co
. that lead to an industry-first multi-million dollar
settlement. Prior to joining Edelson in 2013, Perlstadt served as a
Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Levin College
of Law, an Associate at Miller Shakman & Beem, and a law clerk to United
States District Court Judge Elaine Bucklo. He holds a J.D. from the
University of Chicago, where he was a member of the Law Review, and a
B.A. in mathematics from Carleton College.

Rapp, who will also serve as Hiring Partner, focuses on consumer
technology class actions with an emphasis on cell phone telephony,
Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases, and “negative option”
enrollment consumer fraud cases. She helped secure the largest
adversarially certified class ever in TCPA litigation in Birchmeier
et al. v. Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc
., as well as led the
multi-million dollar settlement of one of the only “Do Not Call” TCPA
cases to settle, which will likely afford class members as much as
$5,000 individually. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Rapp worked at a
Chicago class action firm, served as an extern in the Cook County
State’s Attorney’s Office as well as for Cook County Commissioner Larry
Suffredin, and clerked for Judges Yvonne Lewis and Plummer Lott in the
Supreme Court of New York. She holds a J.D. and a Certificate in Trial
Advocacy from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where she
graduated cum laude and was a member of the International Law
Review, and has a B.A. in political science from University of Colorado,
Boulder, where she graduated with distinction.

Rapp will relocate from the Chicago office to the firm’s recently
established San
Francisco office
, where the firm’s ambitious expansion plans are
well underway. In December, Aaron
Blumenthal
, an Order of the Coif graduate of the UC Berkeley School
of Law, joined the San Francisco office as an Associate, and this year’s
summer associates will participate in an innovative program in which
they split their time between San Francisco and Chicago.

“Our significant growth over the past two years, which we expect to
continue, means we’re looking to fill numerous positions across the
firm,” commented Jay Edelson. “Eve will oversee this personnel expansion
from San Francisco, where we’re particularly enthusiastic about tapping
into the wealth of entrepreneurial, forward-thinking legal talent.”

About Edelson PC

Edelson PC is a leading plaintiffs’ class action firm focusing on
consumer protection litigation, with an emphasis on technology and
digital privacy. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by Courts and
fellow members of the bar as a pioneer in the consumer technology and
data privacy space. Edelson has obtained more than $1 billion in class
settlements and has shaped how numerous industries approach consumer
protection issues. The firm’s focus on the tech industry led The New
York Times to dub founding partner Jay Edelson as “Tech’s
Least Friended Man
,” and the firm’s innovative thinking and unique
office culture has been lauded by the legal media, earning
Edelson recognition as one of “the most creative minds in the legal
profession.” To learn more, visit www.edelson.com.

Contacts

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