CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew J. O’Hara and Jeffrey A. Rossman, Partners in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, have been named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars for providing superior client service in the area of litigation. Freeborn is among only 72 firms with two or more BTI All-Stars this year.
“The firm is extremely proud of Matt’s and Jeff’s achievement in being recognized for this prestigious honor. It is an affirmation of their commitment to delivering outstanding client service,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner Joseph L. Fogel. “Matt and Jeff embody Freeborn’s commitment to the highest standards of client service.”
For 18 years, BTI Consulting Group has published its All-Stars list based on independent research with corporate counsel who recommended top attorneys by name and in an unprompted manner. According to BTI, the All-Stars “represent the epitome of client service” and “have an unquenchable thirst to understand their clients better than all other attorneys.” Attorneys and firms cannot self-nominate, self-refer, nor pay to be included in the report. The 2019 All-Stars include 336 attorneys from 152 law firms across the United States.
The recognition for Mr. O’Hara and Mr. Rossman is indicative of Freeborn’s reputation as a Litigation Powerhouse® with major trial victories, nationwide and international litigation capabilities, and geographical reach that rival many Am Law 100 firms in the nation. Freeborn has one of the largest litigation departments among Chicago-based law firms – currently with more than 90 litigators, which represents about two-thirds of the firm’s lawyers. Many of the firm’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 throughout the United States.
Co-Leader of Freeborn’s Complex Litigation Group, Mr. O’Hara concentrates his litigation practice in complex commercial matters in federal and state courts. He has tried cases involving antitrust, the federal securities laws, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, trademark infringement, breach of contract, contract reformation, unjust enrichment, license agreements, executive employment, the Uniform Commercial Code, fraud, and criminal defense. He also litigates cases involving private shareholder and partnership disputes, legal malpractice, fraudulent transfers, defamation, and other commercial matters. He has represented clients in investigative proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He also is experienced in briefing and arguing state and federal appeals.
Mr. Rossman has extensive trial and appellate experience and has tried and argued cases in federal and state courts across the country. In addition, he regularly counsels clients on litigation, tax and regulatory matters, including acting as national counsel for several large eCommerce companies in which he advises and helps direct and implement national strategy. Mr. Rossman also has extensive litigation experience involving state and local tax matters. In addition, he has substantial experience in financial services litigation, including, but not limited to, securities class and derivative actions, which include cases alleging accounting irregularities, illegal trading and breaches of fiduciary duty.
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