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Payam graduated from law school in the top 3% of his graduating class. Payam practices in the areas of data privacy and security, restructuring and insolvency, and complex litigation. In each year from 2013 through 2020, Payam was selected by the prestigious Super Lawyers publication as a "Rising Star."

An Illinois Supreme Court ruling on February 17, 2023 opened the door to astronomical damages under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).  Enacted in 2008, BIPA provides for a private right of action against an entity that collects or discloses a person’s biometric identifier without opt-in consent.

The Case

Cothron v. White Castle System

As 2022 draws to a close, it is important to keep in mind that key state-level regulations on consumer and employee data privacy will become effective as soon as 2023 begins. Data security measures, personal data processing activities and privacy policies of businesses covered by the regulations are now proscribed specific standards and requirements in