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Ruddy Abam represents clients in business and financial services litigation. Her background and experience include assisting with legal matters involving class action-related claims, and activities involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Ruddy engages in all stages of the litigation process, including legal research, drafting motions, and reviewing discovery for consumer services, as well as government regulatory and compliance practices. Before joining Hinshaw as an associate, Ruddy was a law clerk and summer associate with the firm. She assisted with matters involving consumer financial litigation, constitutional law, employment law, personal injury law, and health care law.

While a law student, Ruddy was a Senior Student Attorney with her school's Community Law Center Clinic where she represented live clients at hearings as Guardian Ad Litem. She also assisted with various legal matters as an In-House intern for a communications company and a consulting group, developing Non-Disclosure Agreement guidelines and reviewing acquisition contracts.

Ruddy was also involved in a number of activities and associations as a student. In addition to serving as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the Cultural Impact Initiative Organization, she was a member of the Black Law Students Association and the Public Interest Law Society. Ruddy was also a Global Shaper and a Curator for the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community.

Prior to starting her legal career, Ruddy served as an intern in the Office of former Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Trial Advocacy Certificate
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    • Dean's List
    • Gary David Friedman Award in Trial Advocacy
    • Merit Scholar
    • Phillip H. Corboy Fellowship in Trial Advocacy

Personal

Born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa, Ruddy immigrated to Alaska where she completed her undergraduate education prior to starting law school in Chicago. She continues to mentor minority legal scholars on applying to law school and passing the bar exam.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Cultural Impact Initiative Organization
    • Director of Diversity & Inclusion, 2019 – 2020

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2020

B.A., University of Alaska – Anchorage, 2015