Yara focuses her practice on complex business litigation in the areas of biometric privacy, insurance, and employment. Based in Chicago, Yara represents a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and up-and-coming startups. Her motion practice and oral advocacy experiences range from initial discovery matters to pretrial workup. This includes effectively drafting interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admissions, complaints, answers, opposition motions, motions for summary judgment and preparing witnesses for deposition and trial.

Whether achieving desired litigation outcomes or strategically positioning her clients for next-best appellate avenues, Yara provides results and solutions for her clients. During her first two years of practice, Yara has taken lead on over 25 case hearings and has been lead drafter on summary judgment motions, class certification motions and appellate briefs. 

Yara has served as a key speaker at various professional engagements, including continuous legal education programs on national employment matters, podcasts on cybersecurity and privacy, and a presentation before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Beyond litigation, Yara regularly counsels clients on compliance with applicable data privacy laws and state and federal employment laws and regulations. 

Yara’s successful litigation reputation began at Notre Dame Law School, where she was selected to first-chair a direct appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Her appellate brief was followed by oral argument, during which Yara persuaded the court to remand the District Court’s original holding and rule in favor of her client.