Vani Vedam serves as a Litigation Associate at Cole Sadkin.
Throughout her career, Ms. Vedam worked in various types of complex litigation matters including commercial litigation, breach of contract, creditors rights’ and labor. Additionally, Ms. Vedam is a registered patent agent with the USPTO.
Ms. Vedam received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chemistry, Psychology and Political Science in 2002. While she was earning her Bachelor’s, she worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an intern in the Office of Research Analysis for a semester investigating statistics and information on asthma for a pilot website intended for the EPA technical staff and senior managers in her last year of college. Ms. Vedam earned her law degree from The John Marshall Law School of Chicago in 2005.
Prior to joining Cole Sadkin, LLC, Ms. Vedam was an independent contractor at the law firm of Spence P.C., an intellectual property boutique firm. Preceding Spence P.C,. Ms. Vedam worked at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General for several years representing the Illinois Department of Labor prosecuting employers for their failure to pay their employees correctly. Ms. Vedam worked in private practice before the Office of the Illinois Attorney General representing companies in breach of contract actions, commercial litigation, and creditors rights litigation. By her seventh year, she had handled hundreds of bench trials and two appeals.
Ms. Vedam is very active in the legal community and bar associations. She is a former president of the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago and currently sits on its Advisory Board. She is an active member of the South Asian Bar Association of North America, Asian American Bar Association of Chicago, Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association.