October 27, 2009 at 12:52 PM EDT
KamberEdelson’s Jay Edelson Named Among Law Bulletin's '40 Under 40' for 2009
Chicago, Ill. / KamberEdelson LLC is pleased to announce that its managing partner, Jay Edelson, has been named one of the Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch for 2009 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Law Bulletin Publishings 40 Under 40 honors Illinois attorneys who demonstrate they are hard working, intelligent, skillful, and successful. Mr. Edelson was chosen from among over 700 individuals who were nominated by their peers. In selecting Mr. Edelson for its list, Law Bulletin Publishing Company noted that Mr. Edelson is one of the leading class action attorneys in the nation. Quoting from practitioners, academics, and the judiciary, Mr. Edelson was singled out for his reputation for integrity, his precedent-setting technology and non-technology cases, and his skill as a lead negotiator and strategist. As one contributor explained, when it comes to legal strategy and execution, Jay is simply one of the best in the country. Mr. Edelson was also praised for his start-up tech company management style, which allows for even the youngest attorneys at his firm to make significant contributions to cases early in their careers. Earlier this month, Mr. Edelson was included in the American Bar Associations 24 hours of Legal Rebels program, where he was dubbed one of the most creative minds in the legal profession for his views of associate training and firm management. Mr. Edelson has had notable high-profile successes, including a $30 million dollar settlement involving the Thomas the Tank lead paint toy recalls, the Amazon Kindle deletion of George Orwell books, and settlements valued collectively at over $100 million involving cellular phone billing issues. He also advises major labor unions and Hollywood financiers. Recently, he was added to former Governor Rod Blagojevichs legal team to lead his civil litigation efforts and to assist in his upcoming criminal trial. In connection with his cases, Mr. Edelson has provided testimony to the United States Senate and has weighed in on numerous federal consumer protection issues. He has guest lectured at the Northwestern University and John Marshall law schools and has participated in seminars at the Chicago Bar Association and DePaul University. KamberEdelson, which began as a merger of two firms in 2007, has experienced rapid growth despite a tough economic climate. In just two years it has grown from just 6 attorneys to 18. About KamberEdelson, LLC: KamberEdelson handles complex litigation and transactional work and performs legal and political consulting on behalf of consumers, technology companies, and traditional brick and mortar businesses. With attorneys located in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Florida it has successfully prosecuted many high-profile cases, including class actions arising out the 2007 contaminated pet food recalls, the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Wooden Railway lead paint recalls, and groundbreaking privacy cases against Facebook, Sears, and others. Overall, its cases have resulted in the recovery hundreds of millions of dollars to its clients.
About Jay Edelson: Edelson (http://www.kamberedelson.com/Edelson.html) has a reputation for bringing, and winning, high profile class action lawsuits. Just last year, Edelson settled a nationwide case involving lead painted Thomas the Tank & Friends Wooden Railway childrens toys that was valued at over $30 million. Edelsons firm also was lead counsel in the lawsuits coming out of the 2008 contaminated pet food recall, which resulted in a settlement of over $24 million. Edelson testified before the U.S. Senate in connection with that case.
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