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Pamela Yaacoub

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312 641 9750
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Chicago, Illinois

Pam Yaacoub is an experienced attorney in Korein Tillery’s Chicago office, focusing on antitrust and complex commercial litigation.

Pam is a skilled advocate and storyteller, contributing to every stage of the case. She has developed litigation strategy, drafted pleadings and dispositive motions, managed discovery, participated in depositions, and prepared for trial and argument. She also has extensive appellate experience, having briefed appeals before the Seventh Circuit, Federal Circuit, and Illinois Appellate Court.

Before joining Korein Tillery, Pam clerked for the Honorable Jane Kelly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She also worked as an associate at a litigation boutique and at an international law firm—both in Chicago.

Pam received her J.D. in 2017 from Harvard Law School.  While in law school, she served as a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, representing low-income clients in divorce, custody, and social security benefits proceedings. Since then, Pam has worked pro bono on prisoners’ rights, eviction defense, and asylum cases.

Pam was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and came to the U.S. when she was seven. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Dearborn and currently resides in Chicago with her husband, Damir, and their four pets. Pam is fluent in Arabic, proficient in Spanish, and conversational in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian.

Representative Cases
  • A trade-secrets misappropriation case on behalf of an aeronautical engineering startup against a competitor

  • A federal antitrust class action relating to residential real estate brokerage commissions

  • A Federal Circuit appeal from a multi-billion-dollar patent judgment relating to computer microprocessor technology

  • An Illinois state appeal relating to the enforcement of certain lease provisions during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • An Illinois state appeal concerning a healthcare company’s contracts with the City of Chicago

  • A patent-infringement case relating to greenhouse technology

  • An Illinois state appeal relating to investment fraud in the distressed lending market

  • An internal investigation concerning a public university’s submission of inaccurate data to major rankings organizations

Areas of Practice
  • Harvard Law School

  • J.D., 2017

    • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
    • Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Editor

    • 2015 NYU National Immigration Law Competition, Winner

  • University of Michigan – Dearborn

  • B.A., December 2013

    • High Distinction in International Studies (Political Science & Spanish)

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Jane Kelly

    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Edmond E. Chang

    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Community & Recognition
  • 2023 Emerging Lawyer, Leading and Emerging Lawyers Illinois

  • 2023 Pathfinder Program, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

  • The Paradox of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work, The Federal Lawyer (Winter 2022)

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