Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has again listed Freeborn among the top law firms in Illinois in its 2011 publication. The Firm is recognized for its achievements in the areas of Antitrust,, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance and Media & Entertainment: Transactional.
Four Freeborn attorneys were individually ranked: Jeffery M. Cross and Eugene F. Zelek, Jr. for Antitrust; Joseph T. McCullough, IV for Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance, and Andrew L. Goldstein and Eugene F. Zelek, Jr. for Media & Entertainment: Transactional.
Chambers USA 2011 Excerpt Rankings
This practice is celebrated for defending companies and individuals in civil and criminal actions and government investigations, as well as representing plaintiffs seeking redress under antitrust and trade regulation laws. Jeffery Cross has over 35 years of trial experience and is described as "a safe pair of hands in the courtroom." Eugene Zelek is a renowned expert on marketing-related law, his practice encompassing antitrust, pricing and distribution. Sources single him out as "an exceptional counselor who really thinks outside the box." The group also attracts much praise for its counseling practice, particularly with regard to distribution, price setting, mergers and joint ventures.
Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
Joe McCullough is building up the reinsurance practice at Freeborn & Peters, which he joined in 2010. He's considered "smart and experienced, a real force in the market."
Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Freeborn's attorneys counsel clients from the media and entertainment sector on securing and protecting copyright, trademark, patent, and other business properties. Andrew Goldstein scores highly for client service, with sources praising his "pleasant demeanor, sense of humor and responsiveness." He maintains a broad IP practice, encompassing trademark and copyright law, advertising and promotions, and Internet, technology and computer law. Eugene Zelek is noted for his licensing expertise in the video games industry.
Chambers USA is published annually by Chambers & Partners. Thousands of in-depth interviews were conducted with clients and private-practice attorneys for the 2011 publication. Rankings are assessed on such qualities as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.