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Rafey S. Balabanian

Rafey S. Balabanian

Edelson PC

San Francisco, CA, USA


Rafey is the Managing Partner of Edelson PC and the Firm’s national head of litigation.  Edelson is a leading national plaintiff’s class action firm recognized for its work representing consumers in technology and privacy cases against some of the country’s largest tech companies.  In the past five years, Edelson PC has secured settlements on behalf of aggrieved consumers valued at over $1 billion.

Rafey’s practice focuses upon a wide range of complex consumer class action litigation, as well as general business litigation. In the class action context, Rafey has led numerous groundbreaking privacy cases, including ones against tech giants like Netflix, LinkedIn, Google, and Facebook.  He has been appointed lead counsel in numerous class actions, and has achieved landmark nationwide settlements involving the tech and telecom industries worth hundreds of millions of dollars.  One of his most notable accomplishments include securing nationwide adversarial certification in what is believed to be the largest privacy class action in the history of US jurisprudence in the case of Dunstan, et al. v. comScore, Inc., No. 11-cv-5807 (N.D. Ill.).

On the business side, Rafey has counseled clients ranging from “emerging technology” companies, medical startups, real estate developers, lenders, shareholders, and attorneys. He has successfully litigated numerous multi-million dollar cases, including several “bet the company” cases.

Rafey has spent the better part of the last 14 years in Chicago, but recently relocated to San Francisco to manage Edelson PC’s new office.

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