CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Katlyn E. DeBoer and Zachary K. Iacovino have joined the firm’s Chicago office as associates in the Litigation and Corporate practice groups, respectively.
“We are quite pleased to welcome Katlyn and Zachary to Freeborn in Chicago,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “Both are outstanding young attorneys with valuable experiences that will enhance our work for clients involving complex litigation and key corporate matters.”
A member of Freeborn’s Complex Litigation Team, Ms. DeBoer has experience drafting substantive motions and pleadings, developing case strategy, engaging in large-scale discovery, taking depositions, and preparing for trial.
Prior to joining Freeborn, Ms. DeBoer was an associate at Winston & Strawn LLP, where she represented clients in complex civil litigation and white-collar matters, including trade secrets and civil racketeering actions. Previously, she served as a judicial clerk for Judge John E. Jones III in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Ms. DeBoer received her J.D. (summa cum laude) from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa.
A member of Freeborn’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Group, Mr. Iacovino focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, commercial contracts, and general corporate and organizational matters. He represents buyers and sellers in asset acquisitions and divestitures, take-private stock acquisitions, cross-border transactions, equity investments and joint ventures, financing and lending transactions, and corporate restructuring, among other matters.
Prior to joining Freeborn, Mr. Iacovino was an associate at Cheng Cohen LLC. Mr. Iacovino received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tampa.
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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