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Theo Benjamin

Associate

I graduated with general and departmental honors with a degree in history from the University of Chicago and received my J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. I focus on consumer, privacy, and tech-related class actions.

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Curriculum Vitae

THEO BENJAMIN is an Associate at Edelson PC where his practice focuses on consumer, privacy, and tech-related class actions.

 

Representative cases:

  • Suber v. ABC Aerolineas, S.A. de C.V. Inc., d/b/a Interjet, No. 2019-CH-03111 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty.). Counsel in a breach of contract action against an International airline.
  • Beaton v. SpeedyPC Software, No. 1:13-cv-08389 (N.D. Ill.). Counsel in a certified class action alleging deceptive design and sale of computer software.
  • Counsel in a variety of cases alleging BIPA violations. See Mazurkiewicz v. Mid City Nissan, Inc., 2018-CH-09798 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty.); Mims v. Freedman Seating Co., No. 2018-CH-09806 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty.); Gutierrez et al v. Senior Lifestyle et al., 2017-CH-11314 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty.);

 

Admissions:

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

 

Miscellaneous:

In law school, Theo founded Northwestern’s first chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project and helped provide legal aid, representation, and policy research to refugees and asylum seekers undergoing the U.S. resettlement process. Theo also served as a Comment Editor for Northwestern’s Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology and worked closely on two senior research projects with Professor Sheila Bedi, the Director of the Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic at Northwestern. During law school, Theo also worked extensively with the Bluhm legal clinic – in particular, with the MacArthur Justice Center, a public interest firm focused on challenging civil rights injustices.

 

Prior to law school, Theo worked as the Director of Academic support at Creative Academics, a tutoring company specializing in providing academic support services to students with learning disabilities. In tandem with this, Theo also worked as a youth tutor at a Jewish foster care and adoption agency in Los Angeles.

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