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. Recently, Eve was appointed to the steering committee in the Marriott Data Breach MDL, which seeks to hold the hotel giant accountable for its massive November 2018 data breach where attackers stole the personal data of up to 383 millions guests–including over 5 million unencrypted passport numbers. 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 Wakefield v. Visalus, Inc., No. 15-cv-01857, Hon. Michael H. Simon (D. Or.), where as Class Counsel she led and coordinated Edelson’s efforts, achieved certification of an adversarial TCPA class, and paved the way to a $925 million jury verdict. She was also led Edelson’s efforts in 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 well over one hundred million dollars of relief to consumers in TCPA cases.
Eve has led dozens of consumer fraud cases, against a variety of industries, including e-cigarette sellers, on-line gaming companies, electronic and sport products distributors. Most recently, she led and resolved a case against a well-known national fitness facility for misrepresenting its “lifetime memberships,” which will result in over $25 million dollars of relief to the class.
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 led 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.
From 2015-2019, Eve was selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers.
Eve is Chair of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Section and an active member of the California Lawyers Association Privacy Subcommittee. She has also devoted a significant amount of time to 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 and not admitted to the California Bar.Read More