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Iman Boundaoui

Associate

I graduated with a degree in political science from Northwestern University and received my J.D. magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law. I handle consumer class actions.    

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Curriculum Vitae

IMAN BOUNDAOUI is an Associate at Edelson PC where her practice focuses on a variety of consumer protection and privacy actions, mass tort litigation, and government enforcement litigation, including matters on behalf of various Attorneys General and municipalities. Iman is currently litigating several government enforcement actions dealing with a variety of matters, including JUUL Lab’s e-cigarette marketing practices, and Google Education’s data collection practices. Iman is also part of the firm’s effort to investigate and pursue claims against various entities—including the Boy Scouts of America—on behalf of sexually abused victims in the wake of nationwide statutory reform efforts.

 

Representative Cases:

  • In re Marriott International, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL 2879 (D. Md.). Representing the City of Chicago in the Marriott data breach litigation, which seeks to hold the hotel giant accountable for a massive data breach where attackers stole the personal data of up to 383 million guests—including over 5 million unencrypted passport numbers.
  • State of New Mexico ex rel. Hector Balderas v. Google LLC, No. 1:20-cv-00143 (D. N.M.). Representing the State of New Mexico in a privacy suit, alleging that Google LLC violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501, et seq. (“COPPA”), and various state laws, by collecting data from New Mexico school children under the age of 13 through its G-Suite for Education products and services.
  • In re Equifax, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2800 (N.D. Ga.). Representing the City of Chicago in the Equifax data breach litigation.
  • Part of the team representing survivors of sexual abuse and institutional neglect
  • Part of the team litigating a series of lawsuits against various chemical manufacturers and sterilization plants for the negligent emission of Ethylene Oxide into surrounding communities, causing increased incidence and risk of cancer

 

Awards and Honors:

  • Bar & Gavel Society, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2014-2015)
  • Champion, National Moot Court Competition, Region 8 Tournament (2014)
  • Kent Legal Scholar, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2012-2014)
  • Chicagoan of the Year Award (2017)

 

Publications:

  • Courts Continue to Reject FCC’s Pre-2015 ATDS Rulings in Light of ACA International
    (Posted On Thursday, December 20, 2018)
  • Court Denies Plaintiff’s Summary Judgment Motion, Cites Factual Dispute Regarding Whether Plaintiff Revoked Consent
    (Posted On Monday, July 30, 2018)
  • Allegedly Revoked Consent Torpedoes Both Class Certification and Summary Judgment
    (Posted On Friday, January 12, 2018)
  • Seventh Circuit Court Grapples with Article III Jurisdictional Questions in Wake of Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
    (Posted On Tuesday, December 27, 2016)
  • Oral Argument Scheduled In The Consolidated Appeal From The FCC’s October 2014 Anda Order
    (Posted On Friday, September 9, 2016)
  • Circuits Are Split Over Whether Agency Law Applies to TCPA Fax Cases
    (Posted On Wednesday, May 18, 2016)
  • Tippecanoe and the TCPA, Too, Two
    (Posted On Friday, March 18, 2016)
  • Briefing continues in Cross Appeals of Anda Order re: FCC Authority to Regulate Faxes
    (Posted On Wednesday, February 10, 2016)
  • Who Bears Liability For That Call Or Fax? Courts Continue To Wrestle With Direct And Vicarious Liability
    (Posted On Tuesday, December 8, 2015)

 

Admissions:

  • State of Illinois (2015)

 

Miscellaneous:

Iman received her J.D. magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she served as the President of the Moot Court Honor Society, leading the team to several championships. During law school, Iman was a judicial intern for the Honorable Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a clerk in the Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic.

In 2017, Chicago Magazine recognized Iman and a small team of lawyers as “Chicagoans of the Year” for leading a traveler’s assistance project to help people affected by the Trump administration’s travel and immigration ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Iman worked with civil rights and human rights non-profits on a variety of matters ranging from asylum and refugee assistance and resettlement programs, to local unemployment assistance projects.

 

 

 

*Iman is currently admitted to the Illinois State Bar and will sit for the California Bar in October 2020.

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