Articles archive

Combination of firms with Southeastern and Chicago roots will result in a nearly 400-lawyer firm with 14 domestic and international offices 

ATLANTA and CHICAGO – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and Freeborn & Peters LLP announced today that their respective partnerships have unanimously approved a combination of the two law firms. The firms – with a shared strategic vision and complementary

NEW YORK – Freeborn & Peters LLP continues the expansion of its litigation practice group, and the firm’s insurance/reinsurance and labor and employment teams, with the addition of Ryan J. Solfaro as an associate in the New York office. 

Solfaro specializes in matters involving reinsurance and insurance coverage disputes. He previously served as a litigation paralegal at Freeborn, where he was

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to have advised emissions testing technology company, Sniffer Robotics, in securing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval for a revolutionary landfill methane gas monitoring test method. The new method, which meets EPA’s requirements for quarterly testing of municipal solid waste landfills, provides actionable information through an automated

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that it has promoted Ian J. Dankelman and Harry Leipsitz to partner, effective Jan. 1.

“Ian and Harry excel in their respective practice areas and have made significant contributions to the firm and its clients,” said William E. Russell, Freeborn’s co-managing partner. “We congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions and welcome them to the firm

In a recent article entitled, "McDonald's Escapes 'Ridiculous' Design Patent Suit," Law360 highlighted Freeborn client McDonald's victory in the Northern District of Illinois.  The article discusses how an Illinois federal judge has cleared McDonald's of claims that its mobile app infringes a patent-holding company's user interface design, saying he couldn't imagine how the two designs could be

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP  announces that Partner Verona (“Missy”) Sandberg has been featured in Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting & Law. The annual list showcases top Chicago area accountants, consultants and attorneys, who have shown the ability or power to effect change and has held a leadership position outside of their organization. 

Those

Freeborn Partner Jeffery M. Cross authored a column entitled "No-Poach Agreements and Antitrust" in the November issue of Today's General Counsel, detailing the latest news on no-poach agreements. The column is part of "The Antitrust Litigator" series, a series authored regularly by Jeffery Cross on antitrust issues. To read the full column, click the button below.  

Freeborn Partner and Member of the firm's Emerging Industries Team, Robert Stines, was recently interviewed by Bloomberg Law for an article entitled, "Holiday DDoS Cyberattacks Can Hurt E-Commerce, Lack Legal Remedy." The feature discusses how cyberattacks will spike this holiday season due to online shopping, and how the culprits can often be hard to trace and the distributed denial-of-service

Freeborn Partner Joel B. Bruckman shares thoughts on the prospect of out-sized liabilities under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in an article in The D&O Diary co-authored by Sarah Abrams, Head of Professional Liability Claims, Bowhead Specialty Underwriters, entitled “Runaway BIPA Recoveries Impact Company Liability and Cyber Insurance.” To read the article, click here.

Freeborn Partner Abosede Odunsi once again shares her thoughts with Law360 on Patagonia’s recent transfer of ownership to a trust and nonprofit in the article entitled “Benefits Of Patagonia Donation Model Could Draw Followers.” Click here to read the full article in Law360 Tax Authority (subscription required)