Chambers USA 2021 Highly Ranks Freeborn’s Jeffery M. Cross for Antitrust in Illinois

CHICAGO –  Chambers USA has once again ranked Jeffery M. Cross for Antitrust in Illinois in its 2021 legal industry guide.

“We congratulate Jeff on this recognition and his continued commitment to excellence in his antitrust practice,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell.

Freeborn’s Antitrust Group combines wisdom and depth of experience to assist clients in all antitrust and related matters. The group tries complex antitrust and trade regulation cases throughout the United States and assists clients in international proceedings before such bodies as the Canadian Competition Tribunal and the European Commission. The group has counseled clients and defended large antitrust and trade regulation cases on a variety of issues, including Sherman Act Section 1 and Section 2, the Robinson-Patman Act, Hart-Scott-Rodino merger planning and notification, and international joint ventures.

Jeffery M. Cross is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Antitrust and Complex Litigation Team. He has over 40 years of trial experience representing a variety of corporations and businesses throughout the country on antitrust, securities fraud, contract, real estate, environmental regulations, libel and slander, false advertising, commercial code and trade regulation issues. Jeff also has experience in distribution and franchise law, not only litigating distribution and franchise cases, but also counseling clients in distribution, marketing, sales and pricing programs. 

Mr. Cross has taught antitrust law as an Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago for 12 years. He has also co-taught an on-line antitrust course for Loyola University Chicago's School of Law for two years and was also retained by the Federal Judicial Center, the educational arm of the federal courts, to prepare a monograph for federal judges on private antitrust actions.

During the Chambers research process, a third party noted: “Jeffery Cross has been great. He is good on strategy and the substance of the law. He is thorough, hardworking and effective.”

Chambers and Partners ranks leading U.S. firms and attorneys based on in-depth research and interviews with attorneys’ clients and peers. Chambers assesses attorneys on attributes most valued by clients, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment. The Chambers USA guide is widely read by industry-leading companies and organizations nationwide. For more information, visit