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Dan Schneider

Associate

I graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in visual and media arts from Emerson College, and received my J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin. I’m a consumer class action and mass tort litigator.

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Curriculum Vitae

DAN SCHNEIDER is an Associate at Edelson PC, where his practice focuses on plaintiff-side class action and mass tort litigation. He represents former college and high school athletes suffering from the harmful effects of concussive and sub-concussive head impacts. Dan also protects the rights of consumers under state laws like the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and federal laws like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

 

Representative Cases:

  • In re: Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Assoc’n Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litig. – Single Sport / Single School (Football), MDL No. 2492, 1:16-cv-08727 (N.D. Ill.). Assisted in filing, consolidating, and engaging in discovery for hundreds of class action lawsuits on behalf of former NCAA football players exposed to repeated concussive and sub-concussive brain injuries.
  • De la Cabada, et al. v Ytel, Inc., No. 3:19-cv-07178-JSC, dkt. 29 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2020). Successfully briefed and argued in opposition to a motion to dismiss this unique Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform.
  • Burton v. BWAY Corporation, No. 2018 CH 09797 (Cook Cnty. Cir. Ct. Dec. 6, 2019). Defeated third-party biometric timeclock company’s motion for a sweeping protective order.
  • Umland v. Alden Estates of Barrington, Inc., 2017 CH 13046 (Cook Cnty. Cir. Ct. Sept. 18, 2019). Applying deep knowledge of Illinois’ Respondent in Discovery statute, 735 ILCS 5/2-402, defeated two Respondents in Discovery’s motion to strike them from the pleadings.
  • Mazurkiewicz v. Mid-City Nissan, 2017 CH 9798 (Cook Cnty. Cir. Ct. Aug. 15, 2019). Defeated defendant’s motion to dismiss this action under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
  • S.D. v. Hytto Ltd., d/b/a Lovense, No. 4:18-cv-00688-JSW, dkt. 44 (N.D. Cal. May 15, 2019). Assisted in briefing successful opposition motion to dismiss, in particular the piece on personal jurisdiction.
  • Lack v. Mizuho Bank, 2018 WL 5906849, No. 2:18-cv-00617-RGK-GJS (C.D. Cal. June 19, 2018). Defeated a motion to dismiss on basis of lack of personal jurisdiction and failure to state a claim, in complex case about the collapse of a bitcoin exchange.
  • West Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. Krishna Schaumburg Tan, Inc., et al., 16 CH 7994 (Cook Cnty. Cir. Ct. May 14, 2018). Defeated motion for summary judgment – based solely on a brief filed on sur-reply – in a BIPA insurance coverage case, with the court adopting all arguments and finding coverage under the relevant insurance policy.

 

Awards and Honors:

  • George Laikin Award, Best General Interest Law Review Article in the Wisconsin Law Review, University of Wisconsin (2017)
  • Joseph Davies Award for Outstanding Law Review Participation, University of Wisconsin (2016)

 

Teaching and Appointments:

  • Investigative Division of the Judicial Evaluation Committee, Chicago Bar Association (Oct. 2019)

 

Public Speaking: 

  • Electronic Privacy Law: The Battleground Forums and Issues Which Aim to Govern Our Evolving E-World, Presentation to the Illinois State Bar Association’s and Illinois Judges Association’s Judicial Privacy Law Conference (Nov. 8, 2018).

 

Publications:

  • Contributing Editor, California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law, State Bar of California Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Law Section (2019 ed.).
  • Daniel Schneider, Comment, Decency, Evolved: The Eighth Amendment Right to Transition In Prison, 683 Wis. L. Rev. 834 (2016).

 

Admissions:

  • State of Illinois (2017)
  • State of Wisconsin (2017)

 

Miscellaneous:

Dan received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. During law school, Dan served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and later for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

 

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dan worked as a freelance journalist in the Boston area covering economics, activism, and local music.

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