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Alex Tievsky

Associate

I studied linguistics at the College of the University of Chicago and received my J.D. cum laude from the Northwestern University School of Law. I'm part of the firm's Issues & Appeals Group.

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What is it you enjoy most about being a lawyer?

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I get to come in every day and work with awesome people who care about writing well and making good arguments.

Curriculum Vitae

ALEXANDER G. TIEVSKY is an Associate at Edelson PC, where he concentrates on appeals and complex motion practice in consumer class action litigation. He has briefed and argued cases in numerous federal appellate and district courts, and he has successfully defended consumers’ right to have their claims heard in a federal forum.

 

Alex received his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he graduated from the two-year accelerated J.D. program. While in law school, Alex was Media Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review. He also worked as a member of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. Alex maintains a relationship with the Center and focuses his public service work on seeking to overturn unjust criminal convictions in Cook County. See People v. Nicholas, 2017 IL App (1st) 160229-U (reversing dismissal of post-conviction petition where petitioner alleged torture at the hands of police officers under the command of Jon Burge).

 

Alex’s past experiences include developing internal tools for an enterprise software company and working as a full-time cheesemonger. He received his A.B. in linguistics with general honors from the University of Chicago.

 

Representative Plaintiffs’ Class Actions:

  • Sekura v. Krishna Schaumburg Tan, Inc., 2018 IL App (1st) 180175: Won reversal of trial court’s dismissal of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act claim. The First District of the Appellate Court disagreed with another district’s holding and found that a plaintiff can sue when her biometric information is collected unlawfully.
  • Kater v. Churchill Downs, Inc., 886 F.3d 784 (9th Cir. 2018): Won reversal of district court’s dismissal in first-of-its kind ruling that so-called “free to play” casino apps are illegal gambling, which allows consumers to recover their losses under Washington law.
  • In re Facebook Biometric Info. Privacy Litig., 290 F. Supp. 3d 948 (N.D. Cal. 2018): Defeated Facebook’s attempt to deprive its users of a federal forum to adjudicate their claims for wrongful collection of biometric information in violation of state privacy statute.
  • Carlsen v. GameStop, Inc., 833 F.3d 903 (8th Cir. 2016): Obtained favorable holding on Article III standing in breach of contract action.
  • Aranda v. Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc., 202 F. Supp. 3d 850 (N.D. Ill. 2016): Successfully defended against effort to decertify class on the eve of trial based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, leading to the largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlement on record.

 

Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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