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On Thursday, May 28, Freeborn hosted an interactive webinar entitled, “Getting Back to Business: Safely, Legally, and Effectively” regarding the important legal implications businesses should consider as states lift stay-at-home orders. Topics included occupational safety and health, public health guidelines, state-specific requirements, and other employment law considerations. The webinar

Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced the Restore Illinois Plan, a plan for reopening the state. Just as the shelter-in-place orders have had a significant impact on Illinois businesses, the Reopening Plan, which commences on May 29, 2020, will affect Illinois businesses on an ongoing basis. As a result, this Client Alert, written by Fielden Fleming and Zachary Iacovino, addresses the fundamental

As untold numbers of COVID-19 insurance claims are submitted on a daily basis, insurers and reinsurers must prepare for busy times ahead.  The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to present many novel coverage issues for reinsurers and insurers, such as what constitutes physical property damage, whether pollution extensions and exclusions will apply, how event cancellation and infectious disease

NEW YORK, N.Y. – More than 100 young New Yorkers are back “home” through the pro bono efforts of Freeborn & Peters LLP. Acting on behalf of the Yeshiva of Nitra Rabbinical College, New York-based Partner Jon Schuyler Brooks convinced State officials the College is the de facto year-round home of its students, including 105 young men stranded in Pennsylvania for weeks because of COVID-19

A recent study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reveals that pre-pandemic losses from Occupational Fraud have now topped $3.6B annually. Those losses have been incurred mostly by large corporations, though small, mom & pop and family businesses are also susceptible, as are governmental employers. In this Client Alert, Freeborn Partner and Leader of the Firm’s Global Fraud

TAMPA – Freeborn & Peters LLP is thrilled to have sponsored the First-Year Appellate Advocacy Competition for Stetson University College of Law students for the third year in a row. The competition took place from April 22 - 23, 2020, and Partners from Freeborn’s Tampa office, Jason Stearns and Robert Stines, volunteered as Chief Judges. 

Throughout the competition, the panel of judges provided

Freeborn Partner and Co-Leader of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Team, Dylan Smith, recently wrote an article for Law360 entitled, "The 1st COVID-19 Prosecutions Under Defense Production Act." The feature provides a learned analysis following Attorney General William Barr having issued a memorandum to all United States attorneys "directing the immediate creation of a task force to

Freeborn Partner and Co-Leader of the Complex Litigation Group, Matthew O'Hara, recently wrote an article for Law360. The feature entitled, "Illinois Court Sheds Light On Selective Use Of Attorney-Client Privilege," provides an in-depth analysis on how the Illinois First District Appellate Court recently issued a new opinion in Selby v. O'Dea that explores the rule prohibiting litigants from using

The “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP) was established as part of Title I of the CARES Act (entitled the “Keeping Workers Paid and Employed Act”). The most recent “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) released by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) (in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Treasury) in connection with the PPP contains a section cautioning would be and existing borrowers

CHICAGO –  Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has ranked the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group along with the group’s leader, Shelly DeRousse. In the 2020 edition of the Chambers guide that lists the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, firm Partner Shelly DeRousse was ranked in Illinois for Bankruptcy/Restructuring.

“We are