EVE-LYNN RAPP is Partner at Edelson PC, where she focuses her practice on a wide range of consumer protection class and governmental action litigation. Eve is the firm’s hiring partner and sits on the Executive Committee.
Eve devotes a considerable amount of her practice to consumer technology cases, with a particular emphasis on cell phone telephony and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) cases, consumer fraud cases, and privacy lawsuits. She also regularly handles plaintiff’s side employment class actions, including federal Fair Labor Stands Act cases and their state law counterparts.
Eve also has special expertise in products liability and pharmaceutical litigation. She is representing over a dozen municipalities in lawsuits against the pharmaceutical companies relating to the opioid crisis. Eve’s victory in the United States Supreme Court in a products liability case involving the All Writs Act paved the way for hundreds of thousands of people to litigate their claims for deceptive marketing.
Eve has helped lead approximately 40 TCPA class actions, including Birchmeier v. Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc. et al., No. 12-cv-04069 (N.D. Ill.), where, after obtaining class certification and partial summary judgment, she secured a $76 million settlement — the largest ever for a TCPA case. The Parties reached a deal in that case four days before trial.
Eve also was lead counsel in one of the few “Do Not Call” TCPA cases to settle, resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement and affording class members with as much as $5,000 individually. She has also prosecuted TCPA cases on an individual basis in arbitrations, winning six-figure settlements. Overall, Eve has secured over well over one hundred million dollars of relief to consumers in TCPA cases.
Eve has led over a dozen consumer fraud cases, against a variety of industries, including e-cigarette sellers, on-line gaming companies, electronic and sport products distributors. Most recently, she lead and resolved a case against a well-known national fitness facility for misrepresenting its “lifetime memberships,” which will result in millions of dollars of relief.
Eve is also responsible for leading one of the first “Internet of Things” cases under the Federal Wire Tap Act against a company collecting highly sensitive personal information from consumers, in which she obtained a $ 5 million (CAD) settlement that afforded individual class members over one hundred dollars in relief.
Eve has successfully lead a number of employment class actions involving claims of overtime, recently reaching a settlement against a cellular tower company netting class members with between $10,000 and $20,000 per person.
In 2015 and 2016, Eve was selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers.
Eve received her J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago-School of Law, graduating cum laude, with a Certificate in Trial Advocacy. During law school, she was an Associate Editor of Loyola’s International Law Review and externed as a “711” at both the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and for Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin. Eve also clerked for both civil and criminal judges (The Honorable Judge Yvonne Lewis and Plummer Lott) in the Supreme Court of New York. Eve graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa honors, receiving a B.A. in Political Science.
Eve is actively involved with the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.’s Settlement Assistance Project where she represents a number of pro bono clients for settlement purposes.
*Eve is admitted to the State Bar of Illinois only.Read More