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Freeborn Partner Kathryn Lundy recently authored an article for CEO World entitled, "Diversity In The Boardroom: Its Critical Impact In The Fashion Industry And How To Address The Disparity That Exists." In this feature, Kathryn provides insight on why diversity is important in upper management, how companies can address disparity in the boardroom, and more. To read the full article, click here.

Freeborn Partner Erin McAdams Franzblau provided a quote for an HR Dive article entitled, "Exempt employees who perform nonexempt duties during pandemic will not lose status, DOL says." The feature shares insight on how employers may continue to treat salaried executive, administrative and professional employees who are exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as exempt, even if they

Freeborn Partner and Co-Leader of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Team, Dylan Smith, recently authored an article for Law360's "Expert Analysis" column. The feature provides insight on how a federal district court recently dismissed the RICO counts in a lawsuit that General Motors filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and its U.S. subsidiary, Fiat US LLC. Dylan states that this

Illinois’ new Workplace Transparency Act (“WTA”), effective January 1, 2020, has created a number of new requirements for Illinois employers. As just one example, by October 31, 2020, Illinois employers must report the number of adverse judgments or administrative rulings against them in the preceding calendar year (Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019), to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (the

CHICAGO Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated attorney Troy D. Smith to Income Partner.

“We congratulate Troy on his elevation to Income Partner,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “His work in the continually evolving patent and intellectual property space is an asset to our clients.”

Mr. Smith is a member of the Litigation Practice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently announced that it will be terminating its temporary enforcement discretion policy on August 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time. In general, this means that EPA will not base any exercise of enforcement discretion on this temporary enforcement discretion policy for any noncompliance that occurs after August 31, 2020

There are number of recent developments in Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) enforcement, court rulings, and the pandemic-related economic slowdown which have impacted the market for renewable biofuels. This Client Alert written by Freeborn’s Fielden Fleming will provide a background for the Renewable Fuel Standard and EPA enforcement, renewable biofuel targets for 2020, and discuss market

Freeborn Partner Kathryn Lundy discusses systemic gender pay gap in a recent interview with HR Dive. The article is titled, "Pay Parity: What is it and how does an employer get there?" highlighting that fair compensation requires both awareness and action. To read the full article, click here

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Joel B. Bruckman has been installed to the Decalogue Society of Lawyers Board of Managers.

Founded in 1934, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers is the nation’s oldest Jewish bar association. Decalogue’s mission is to advance lawyers’ professional development, raise the standards of the bar and bench, educate the public on legal and Jewish

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) generally processes trademark applications in the order in which they are received, often taking up to three months for the initial examination of a trademark application. However, the USPTO announced that it will expedite the examination of trademark applications that cover medical products and services related to COVID-19 and that it will