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Chicago Attorneys Stephen Benson and Kimberly Beis Join Freeborn’s Growing Litigation and Intellectual Property Practices

20 Aug 2019

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce the continued growth of its Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups with the additions of Stephen P. Benson and Kimberly A. Beis as new Partners in the Chicago office.

“We are very excited to welcome Stephen and Kimberly to Freeborn as core members of our litigation group,” said David C. Gustman, a Partner and Leader of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. “Kimberly and Stephen have outstanding reputations for navigating legal issues that are most critical to clients’ success, which includes managing and protecting the IP that drives their business.”

Mr. Benson and Ms. Beis join Freeborn from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP to further their focus on the service of clients in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and consumer personal care technology industries.

“Freeborn presented an exciting opportunity to establish and quickly expand a unique practice group centered on our philosophy of efficient, professional, top tier service of clients in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and consumer personal care industries,” says Stephen Benson. “Our team-based style coupled with innovative strategies aimed at achieving the best results in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible is at the core of our approach.”

“Our philosophy integrates perfectly with Freeborn’s core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork and commitment,” says Kimberly Beis.

With a background in biology and physics, Mr. Benson focuses his practice on litigation, dispute resolution and counseling in pharmaceutical, health care, cosmetic and consumer personal care technology industries. Mr. Benson is a top litigation partner in his peer group handling complex disputes concerning patented technologies, in particular in the pharmaceutical space.

Mr. Benson holds a Master of Science from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.

Ms. Beis has experience with all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal court, particularly as it relates to pharmaceutical patent litigation. With a client-centered approach to her practice, Ms. Beis ensures professionalism, efficiency and innovation in working to achieve the best results for her clients. Ms. Beis also believes strongly in pro bono legal programs, which include her work with the Travelers Assistance Project and organizations assisting individuals seeking asylum.

Ms. Beis received her Juris Doctor (magna cum laude) from Northern Illinois University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Lewis and Clark College.

Highly regarded as a Litigation Powerhouse®, Freeborn has a Big Law-caliber reputation in litigation, with nationwide and international capabilities and one of the largest litigation departments among Chicago-based law firms – currently with more than 90 litigators. Many of Freeborn’s litigators are former federal and state prosecutors with decades of trial experience handling all areas of complex disputes and litigation in federal and state courts.

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