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Pamela Yaacoub

Pam Yaacoub’s practice focuses on complex business disputes, appeals, and white-collar criminal matters. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of subject areas, including intellectual property and antitrust litigation.

Ms. Yaacoub is a skilled advocate and storyteller.  She contributes to every stage of the case – developing litigation strategy, managing discovery, drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, interviewing key witnesses, negotiating disputes, and preparing for trial and argument. She also has extensive appellate experience, having briefed appeals before the Seventh Circuit, Federal Circuit, and Illinois Appellate Court. 

Ms. Yaacoub brings a creative, trial-through-appeal perspective to each case, an approach she cultivated through her federal clerkship experience. Before joining MoloLamken, Ms. Yaacoub 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 previously worked as a litigation associate at an international law firm in Chicago.

Ms. Yaacoub has been recognized as a 2023 “Emerging Lawyer” by Leading and Emerging Lawyers in Illinois. She was also selected for the 2023 Pathfinder Program by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. 

Ms. Yaacoub is fluent in Arabic, proficient in Spanish, and conversational in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian.

Representative Matters

  • An aeronautical engineering startup in trade-secrets litigation
  • A European greenhouse manufacturer in U.S. patent litigation

  • A major computer technology company in defending its multi-billion-dollar patent judgment on appeal to the Federal Circuit

  • A leading residential real estate brokerage company in a federal antitrust class action

  • A national retailer in an Illinois state appeal concerning its Michigan Avenue lease

  • A healthcare company in an Illinois state appeal concerning its contracts with the City of Chicago

  • An executive of a multinational media company in DOJ investigation into alleged FCPA violations

  • A large Middle Eastern aviation support company in multidistrict litigation

  • An investment advisor in litigation relating to the Republic of Venezuela’s default on its sovereign debt

  • A public university in an internal investigation concerning the submission of inaccurate data to major rankings organizations

  • A financial services holding company in a $30 million suit brought by a hedge fund relating to investment losses suffered in the distressed lending market

  • A major healthcare company seeking a comprehensive antitrust risk analysis of a proposed product pricing program

  • A major healthcare company in complying with regulatory antitrust requirements relating to proposed merger



  • 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


Harvard Law School, J.D.

Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology

Winning Team, Oralist, 2015 NYU National Immigration Law Competition

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

University of Michigan – Dearborn, B.A.

High Distinction

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
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