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Corey J. Varma is an Associate Attorney at Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, where he practices exclusively in the area of consumer protection and class actions. He defends individuals being sued by debt collectors, mortgage companies, insurers, and other businesses. Mr. Varma also investigates and prosecutes class actions against businesses in both state and federal courts for violations of various consumer protection statutes.  

Prior to joining Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, Mr. Varma was an extern with the Honorable Judge Brigid M. McGrath at the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County, where he was able to hone his legal analysis and writing skills by drafting comprehensive bench memoranda to the Judge recommending rulings on dispositive motions. He also spent time as a Law Clerk with the Consumer Fraud Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

During law school, was awarded Best Oralist, Best Brief, and Champion at the 2016 Thomas Tang Central Regional Moot Court Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. The issue on appeal dealt with a state anti-discrimination law and First Amendment religious rights. Mr. Varma was also a Quarterfinalist in the 2016 BMI/Cardozo Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City. The issue on appeal dealt with alleged copyright infringement of a fan fiction film, and the fair use of a database (akin to Google Books). Mr. Varma remains involved with his alma mater’s moot court honors program by volunteering his time judging intramural moot court competitions and helping students become better advocates. 

 Bar Admissions

· Illinois (2017)

· U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2017)

 Publications

· Corey Varma, The Presumption of Injury: Giving Data Breach Victims “A Leg To Stand On,” 32 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 301 (2016).

 Education

· The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (2017)

· California State University, Fullerton, B.A. (2013)

 Certifications

· Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals (2016)

 Professional Associations and Memberships

· National Order of Scribes

· Chicago American Inn of Courts

· South Asian Bar Association

· Chicago Bar Association

· Illinois State Bar Association

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