Daliah Saper Selected as “40 under 40” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Out of over 1250 applicants, Daliah Saper has been selected as a 40 under 40 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company.  This is an honor bestowed to less than 1% of all attorneys in Illinois and is based on peer and client recommendations, as well as the attorney’s track record as a law professional.

Read Daliah’s Profile here: http://www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/Special-Sections/40-Under-40-2012.aspx

Daliah Saper, 31, has accumulated an impressive list of accolades.  Since independently starting Saper Law Offices, LLC in 2005, she has earned a reputation for providing sound legal advice to entrepreneurs and innovative business organizations; handled a number of high profile cases (including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme Court); and has emerged as one of the nation’s leading intellectual property and internet law experts.  News outlets, including Fox News, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and the Chicago Tribune, regularly call on Saper for legal commentary on Facebook, Twitter, Cyber-bullying, Privacy and other online issues. She serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

In addition to her media appearances and time in the classroom, Daliah maintains a busy speaking calendar, lecturing for organizations around the city, nation, and the world.  For example, Daliah recently traveled to Shanghai, China to lecture about the legal implications of social media at the International Air Transport Association’s Legal Symposium.  Her audience included corporate counsel for every airline in the world.

Chief Judge James Holderman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and his wife, Paula Holderman of Winston & Strawn, first met Saper during her days in law school.  According to the pair, “Daliah was already a rising star when we first met her as a student at the University of Illinois College of Law.”  For the Holdermans, Saper’s success has come as no surprise.  “In less than a decade, Daliah has created a successful and innovative practice.”  The Holdermans also lauded Daliah for her teaching and pro bono efforts.  In addition to serving as a volunteer attorney for Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Daliah counsels pro bono clients as an invited member of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  “We are very proud of our former student and now peer in the legal community.”

Saper’s expertise in the field of intellectual property, business, and social media has made her a much sought after resource, not only by the news media and clients, but also by fellow attorneys.  Mark Altschul, partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, said “her practice has grown so much and so quickly that she continues to attract complex cases, involving cutting edge issues of law, especially in the areas of electronic media and online defamation. Her expertise and experience has led me to call Daliah on many occasions seeking her guidance.”

Similarly, Marc H. Pullman, of the law offices of Pullman & Gotkin, has relied on Saper as a legal resource for both his clients and himself. He recalled a matter where he was representing a client who wanted out of a difficult partnership relationship. “Ms. Saper’s immediate grasp of the issues, and her recommended strategies, proved invaluable in helping me craft an exit plan where the client wound up with minimal restrictions, while at the same time preserving her key intellectual property rights.” Pullman also commented that in 35 years of practice, Saper immediately impressed him as one of the most dynamic attorneys he had ever dealt with.

Marc J. Siegal, of Caffarelli & Siegal, Ltd., in recalling his experience as a client of Saper’s, attested, “We used Daliah to set up a corporation for us and we found her to be efficient, cost effective and practical.” He added: “She brings an international perspective to her work and relationships.”

Born in Iran, Daliah speaks Hebrew and Farsi. She has also studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China and the City University School of Business in London, England.

Saper and her husband have a two-year-old daughter. “She is incredibly patient and loving with her,” Siegel said. “I marvel at how she balances her family and her work life. She seems to do so effortlessly.”

In sum, Daliah has achieved remarkable success at a young age.  She is “an excellent role model for other young attorneys,” expressed Attorney Jeffery Kroll.  ”Her leadership and mentorship set a solid example of what it should mean to practice law, solve clients’ problems, and serve the business community,” echoed Marci Rolnik.