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Jay Edelson

Jay Edelson

Edelson PC

Chicago, IL, USA

JAY EDELSON is the Founder and CEO of Edelson PC a consumer class action firm with offices in San Francisco and Chicago. Federal courts have recognized Jay as a “pioneer” in the emerging field of electronic privacy, having established key precedent in cases throughout the country and reaching some of the most important settlements in this space.  In addition to groundbreaking privacy suits against Facebook, Groupon, Amazon, and countless others, Jay is lead counsel in Robins v. Spokeo, where the United States Supreme Court held that “intangible” harms can satisfy Article 3 standing requirements.  In total, Jay has recovered over $1 billion for consumers, over $300 million of which comes from privacy cases.

Based primarily on his success in bringing consumer technology class actions, the national press has dubbed Jay and his firm the “most feared” litigators in Silicon Valley and, according to the New York Times, tech’s “babyfaced … boogeyman.” Most recently, Chicago Lawyer Magazine dubbed Jay “Public Enemy No. 1 in Silicon Valley.” The international press has called Jay one of the world’s “profiliertesten (most prominent)” privacy class action attorneys.  law360 has similarly recognized Jay as a “Titan of the Plaintiff’s Bar,” primarily based on his work in the tech and privacy space.  The National Law Journal recognized Jay as a “Cybersecurity Trailblazer” — one of only two plaintiff’s attorneys to win this recognition. 

Jay is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley School of Law where he is teaching a class in Privacy Litigation.

Jay Edelson is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, May 20, 2019, Chicago, IL

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