LILY HOUGH is an Associate at Edelson PC’s San Francisco office, where she focuses her practice on prosecuting consumer protection and privacy-related class actions.
Lily has extensive experience litigating complex technical issues and novel legal theories in “Internet of Things” privacy cases arising under federal and state laws. For example, in S.D. v. Hytto, Ltd., d/b/a Lovense, No. 3:18-cv-00688 (N.D. Cal.), Lily was a key player in defeating a motion to dismiss claims under the federal Wiretap Act in a class action lawsuit alleging that an adult sex toy company collected highly sensitive data on customer usage. During her first year of practice, Lily briefed and argued a successful opposition to a motion to dismiss another class action under the federal Wiretap Act, in which she represented users of the Golden State Warriors’ mobile application in Satchell v. Sonic Notify, Inc. d.b.a. Signal 360 et al., No. 3:16-cv-04961 (N.D. Cal.).
Lily has also achieved unique victories in efforts to end harassing robocalls to consumers through class action lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). In 2018, she and co-counsel represented class members in a jury trial that secured a $925 million verdict in Wakefield v. Visalus, Inc., No. 3:15-cv-01857 (D. Or.). Lily recently defeated a motion to dismiss TCPA claims and successfully litigated challenging questions of statutory interpretation involving whether job offer solicitations constituted “telemarketing” in Risher v. Adecco, Inc. et al., No. 3:19-cv-05602 (N.D. Cal.).
In 2020, Lily joined the firm’s efforts to litigate claims by survivors of childhood sexual abuse against various entities under California’s recently enacted AB 218.
Lily received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated cum laude and received Pro Bono Pledge Recognition. In law school, Lily served as a Law Fellow for Georgetown’s first year Legal Research and Writing Program and as the Executive Editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She participated in D.C. Law Students In Court, one of the oldest clinical programs in the District of Columbia, where she represented tenants in Landlord & Tenant Court and plaintiff consumers in civil matters in D.C. Superior Court. She also worked as an intern at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser, International Claims and Investment Disputes (L/CID).
Lily graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science and was awarded a James F. Andrews Scholarship for commitment to social concerns. She is also a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies.Read More