Daniel A. Edelman is a 1976 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. From 1976 to 1981 he was an associate at the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis with heavy involvement in the defence of consumer class action litigation (such as the General Motors Engine Interchange cases).
In 1981 he became an associate at Reuben & Proctor, a medium-sized firm formed by former Kirkland & Ellis lawyers, and was made a partner there in 1982. From the end of 1985, he has been in private practice in downtown Chicago. Virtually all of his practice involves litigation on behalf of consumers.
He is the author or coauthor of numerous publications on class actions and consumer protection law, including Predatory Lending in Illinois (2001); Consumer Class Action Manual (2d-4th editions), National Consumer Law Centre 1990-1999; Payday Loans: Big Interest Rates and Little Regulation, 11 Loy.
Mr. Edelman is also a frequent speaker on consumer law topics for various legal organizations including the Chicago Bar Association, the National Consumer Law Centre’s Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and he has testified on behalf of consumers before the Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois legislature.
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