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Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Freeborn Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team Partners

03 May 2018

CHICAGO – May 3, 2018 – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team Partners have been highly ranked or recognized in the 2018 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA legal industry guide.

The Freeborn attorneys and their areas of focus listed in the new Chambers guide are:

“We congratulate our talented Insurance and Reinsurance attorneys who have received high praise in the Chambers USA guide for their handling of our clients’ diverse and complex industry needs and challenges,” said Michael J. Kelly, the firm’s Co-Managing Partner. “We are proud of our team that continues to grow its stellar reputation in the Insurance and Reinsurance space across all of Freeborn’s offices.”

Freeborn’s Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team serves all areas of the global insurance and reinsurance marketplace, including insurance coverage and defense practices. The group has significantly expanded its geographic reach over the last 20 months as a result of Freeborn’s combination with highly regarded Richmond, Va., law firm Brenner, Evans & Millman P.C., in May 2016; the combination with New York City firm Hargraves, McConnell & Costigan P.C., in March 2016; and the opening of the firm’s first Florida office in May 2017, led by two veteran attorneys based in Tampa. ‎All three of the new offices are staffed by top insurance and reinsurance practitioners.

Chambers and Partners ranks leading U.S. firms and attorneys based on in-depth research and interviews with attorneys’ clients and peers. Attorneys are evaluated on their legal knowledge and experience, ability and effectiveness, and client service. The Chambers USA guide is widely read by industry-leading companies and organizations nationwide. For more information, visit https://www.chambersandpartners.com.

Following are additional details about Freeborn’s Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team members recognized by Chambers.

James J. Boland: A member of the Litigation Practice Group and Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team, he focuses on complex commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration. Based in Freeborn’s Chicago office, he has represented a variety of corporations, businesses and professional firms in matters involving reinsurance (life & health, property & casualty), antitrust, securities fraud, accountant liability, consumer protection, shareholder and derivative disputes, mergers and acquisitions disputes, including post-closing disputes, and a variety of other commercial matters.

Mark R. Goodman: A member of the Corporate Practice Group and the Insurance/Reinsurance and Transportation teams, he has three decades of experience advising the insurance industry on corporate, regulatory and transactional matters. His clients in complex, high-profile matters have included insurance holding companies, insurers, producers, agents and brokers, and managing general agents. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, he also advises non-traditional sellers of insurance on insurance programs, including trade associations, retailers, banks and savings associations, and leasing and finance companies.

Daniel Hargraves: A member of the Litigation Practice Group and Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team, he concentrates his practice on insurance and reinsurance litigations and arbitrations on behalf of both ceding and assuming reinsurance companies, brokers, underwriting agents and pools. In more than 30 years of practicing, he has been involved in numerous high-profile reinsurance arbitrations and litigations and has successfully taken many cases to final hearing. Besides New York, Mr. Hargraves is also licensed to practice in Australia, England and Wales and has also represented clients in disputes in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. He is based in Freeborn’s New York office.

Lawrence P. Ingram: A member of the Litigation Practice Group and Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team and head of Freeborn’s Tampa, Fla., office, he concentrates his trial practice in professional liability defense, third-party insurance coverage, qui tam and health care fraud, and professional business disputes involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants. In the area of professional liability, his practice focuses on the litigation and trial defense of professional malpractice claims against insurance agents and attorneys. In the area of insurance coverage, he provides counseling and trial representation to insurers in third-party insurance coverage disputes.

Sean Thomas Keely: A member of the Litigation Practice Group and Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team, he litigates and arbitrates commercial disputes with a particular focus on the reinsurance industry. Over the past several years, he has been at the center of cases addressing developing issues in the industry, including late notice, allocation and aggregation of losses, follow-the-settlements, breaches of the duty of utmost good faith, material misrepresentation, and insurer insolvency. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Joseph T. McCullough: Leader of the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team and a member of the Litigation Practice Group and Freeborn’s Executive Committee, he has more than 30 years of experience representing insurance and reinsurance companies. Based in Freeborn’s Chicago office, he has acted as counsel to insurers and reinsurers in more than 140 arbitration, court, and administrative proceedings across the United States, as well as in Bermuda, England, Continental Europe and Australia, including some of the highest-profile cases in the industry.

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