Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Freeborn General Litigation, Antitrust Practices and Attorneys

CHICAGO – May 26, 2017 – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has ranked the firm’s Litigation: General Commercial and Antitrust practices in Illinois for 2017. Chambers also ranked Freeborn Partners Jeffery M. Cross and David C. Gustman for Antitrust in Illinois.

“The firm is honored by the prestigious Chambers USA ranking for Freeborn’s General Commercial Litigation and Antitrust practices and for the recognition of Jeffery Cross and David Gustman as leaders in Illinois antitrust law,” said Michael J. Kelly, the firm’s Co-Managing Partner. “These accolades highlight our attorneys’ exceptional legal skills and knowledge, as well as their reputations for continually meeting and exceeding our clients’ legal needs and business goals.”

Published by London-based Chambers and Partners, the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business directory ranks leading U.S. firms and attorneys in a wide range of practice areas based on in-depth research and client and peer interviews. Chambers distributes the referral guide to industry-leading companies and organizations worldwide.

One of Freeborn’s largest practice groups, the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice tries complex antitrust and trade regulation cases throughout the United States and assists clients in international proceedings in various jurisdictions, including the Canadian Competition Tribunal and the European Commission. The group counsels clients and defends large antitrust and trade regulation cases on a variety of issues, and represents plaintiffs seeking redress under antitrust and trade regulation laws. Including former business managers and in-house counsel, the Antitrust and Trade Regulation attorneys are part of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, which includes more than 60 attorneys.

Nearly half of the firm’s attorneys are litigators who have represented corporations in virtually every U.S. state in general litigation matters. Clients range from emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 corporations in a variety of complex and often high-profile disputes. These have included large national and international manufacturing companies, banks, real estate firms, construction companies, high- technology firms, restaurant companies and public entities. Freeborn uses its state-of-the-art, in-house E-Discovery Lab to control clients’ costs, gain control over the process and provide a comprehensive solution to data management.

A Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice, Mr. Cross has over 40 years of experience representing clients on antitrust, securities fraud, contract, real estate, environmental regulations, libel and slander, false advertising, commercial code and trade regulation issues. His experience also involves distribution and franchise law. His mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work includes counseling clients, working with economists to develop economic support for M&A, responding to government requests for documents and data, and negotiating with the government.

Mr. Gustman is a Partner in and Head of the Litigation Practice Group, Co-Head of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice, and a member and former Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. For more than 35 years, he has handled and served as lead trial counsel on a variety of complex business litigation matters involving antitrust, accounting, banking, bankruptcy, construction, finance, insurance coverage and broker disputes, real estate, and securities. He provides antitrust counsel to joint ventures, trade associations, research consortiums and companies involved in mergers and acquisitions, as well as those facing antitrust claims.

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