Our Perspectives

Our attorneys strive to be at the forefront of their areas of practice and showcase their expertise through writing and speaking engagements. 

News

The Best Lawyers in America® Name Freeborn Attorneys “Best Lawyers” and “Ones to Watch” in 2022 Editions

Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that 16 of the firm’s partners have been included in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

News

Freeborn & Peters LLP Announces Recipients of 2021 Diversity Scholarship Award

Freeborn & Peters LLP announces the recipients of the firm’s inaugural Diversity Scholarship Award, a program designed to continue the firm’s commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive working environment and strengthen diversity and inclusion in the practice of law.

Partner Melissa Murphy Interviewed by Law.com for "My Weekday Workout" Series

Freeborn Partner Melissa Murphy was recently interviewed by Law.com for their “My Weekday Workout” series. Melissa discusses her workout routine, mentioning regular exercise keeps her focused, happy, and helps put things into perspective. To read the full article, click the PDF below or visit here.

Partners Erin McAdams Franzblau and Tina Wills Recognized in Crain's 2021 Edition of Rising Stars in Law

Freeborn Partners Erin McAdams Franzblau and Tina Wills have been recognized in Crain's Chicago Business 2021 Edition of Notable Rising Stars in Law.

The Best Lawyers in America® Name Freeborn Attorneys “Best Lawyers” and “Ones to Watch” in 2022 Editions

Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that 16 of the firm’s partners have been included in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Matthew Connelly Authors Article for PropertyCasualty360 on Biometric Information Privacy Act Insurance Violations

Attorney Matthew Connelly recently authored an article for PropertyCasualty360 entitled, "Insurer must defend insured for Biometric Information Privacy Act violations."

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.

Insights

Events