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Freeborn Highly Ranked By 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the 2021 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide has ranked the firm within Tier 1 in six practice areas.

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Powerhouse Points: Quarterly Litigation Newsletter: Summer 2021

Freeborn's Litigation Practice Group's Quarterly Litigation Update, Powerhouse Points. In this Issue: Illinois Supreme Court Holds Insurance Company Owed Duty to Defend Insured against Class-Action Lawsuit alleging Violations of the Biometric Information Privacy Act, Matthew T. Connelly As COVID-19 Conditions Improve, Is It Time for Litigators to Re-Evaluate The Use of Virtual Testimony?, Lillian Grappe Lamphere Cosmetics Containing CBD - How Regulated Should They Be?, Kimberly A. Beis Will TRIPS Waiver of IP Protection for COVID-19 Vaccines Serve Global Need?, Delphine Knight Brown

Powerhouse Points: As COVID-19 Conditions Improve, Is It Time for Litigators to Re-Evaluate The Use of Virtual Testimony?

Written by Attorney Lillian Grappe Lamphere for the Summer 2021 Edition of Powerhouse Points, A Quarterly Litigation Update. Read the full issue here. Powerhouse Points: In-person proceedings in many courts remain canceled or postponed with courts continuing to rely on virtual proceedings as a substitute. Virtual testimony is not an equivalent substitute for live, in-person testimony. Procedural rules allow courts to accept testimony by contemporaneous remote transmission for good cause in compelling circumstances, provided appropriate safeguards are in place. There have been significant

Powerhouse Points: Will TRIPS Waiver of IP Protection for COVID-19 Vaccines Serve Global Need?

Written by Partner Delphine Knight Brown for the Summer 2021 Edition of Powerhouse Points, A Quarterly Litigation Update. Read the full issue here. Powerhouse Points: Proposed TRIPS waivers of IP protection for COVID-19 vaccines apply to copyrights, industrial designs, patents and trade secrets. Compulsory IP licenses issued in past public health emergencies have not required the disclosure of trade secrets. Compulsory IP licenses may raise jurisdictional, constitutional and enforcement issues. Even with waiver of IP protections, vaccine production is extremely complex and manufacturers face

Client Alert: Digital Accessibility and Website ADA Compliance

Companies that own or operate websites or mobile apps not optimized for use by disabled people may become targets of lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), a federal law requiring public places (which include the cyber realm) be accessible to disabled people. Several state and local laws mirror the ADA and even add statutory damages (California and New York are popular among the plaintiffs’ bar). Learn more in this Client Alert written by Freeborn partner Jeremy Richardson and attorney Joel B. Bruckman.

Powerhouse Points: Cosmetics Containing CBD - How Regulated Should They Be?

Written by Partner Kimberly A. Beis for the Summer 2021 Edition of Powerhouse Points, A Quarterly Litigation Update. Read the full issue here. Powerhouse Points: While the FDA has not explicitly banned CBD in cosmetics, it does maintain enforcement actions against companies that market their products incorrectly. The European Union has recently taken steps towards allowing CBD as an ingredient in cosmetics in its member states. Despite this progress, different states have different rules on CBD, and organizations that want to sell cosmetics nation-wide need to take into account these

Freeborn Welcomes Three New Corporate Attorneys to Chicago Office as Part of Firm’s Continued Strategic Growth

Freeborn & Peters LLP welcomes Amanda C. Andrews, Jerome R. Crabtree, and Robert A. Sikorski to the firm’s Chicago office as attorneys in the Corporate Practice Group, with Amanda and Jerome also joining the firm’s Trust and Estates team.

Freeborn Partner James J. Boland Shares Insight into Recent "Fraud on the Market" SCOTUS Decision in Westlaw Today

Freeborn Partner James Boland recently provided insight for a SCOTUS ruling for Westlaw Today.

Chambers USA 2021 Highly Ranks Freeborn’s Jeffery M. Cross for Antitrust in Illinois

Chambers USA has once again ranked Jeffery M. Cross for Antitrust in Illinois in its 2021 legal industry guide.

Freeborn's Jennifer Huelskamp Interviewed by Law.com for the Column "How I Made Partner"

Freeborn Partner and member of the Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups, Jennifer Huelskamp, was recently interviewed by Law.com for an article entitled, "How I Made Partner."

Hailey A. Wilkes Joins Freeborn as Associate in Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Groups

Freeborn & Peters LLP welcomes Hailey A. Wilkes to the firm as an associate in the Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Groups in the Richmond office.

Client Alert: Supreme Court Reinforces and Clarifies Rule that Individual “Concrete Injury” is Required to Establish Article III Standing for Claims Seeking Monetary Damages in Both Individual and Class Actions

On June 25, 2021, the United States Supreme Court strongly reinforced the rule that every plaintiff in an individual action, and each class member in a class action, must have suffered a concrete injury-in-fact in order to pursue a claim for monetary damages in federal court, even if the claim is for violation of federal statute and Congress has authorized the recovery of statutory damages.

Freeborn Elevates Jessica Kirkwood Alley, Katheleen A. Ehrhart and Jeffrey A. Rossman to Equity Partner, Ann M. Zwick to Income Partner

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated attorneys Jessica Kirkwood Alley, Katheleen A. Ehrhart and Jeffrey A. Rossman to Equity Partner and attorney Ann M. Zwick to Income Partner, effective January 1, 2022.

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