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Freeborn Elects Three New Partners

Freeborn is pleased to announce the election of three new Partners: Rachel Atterberry, Gia F. Colunga and Matthew J. Kramer. The three attorneys, all formerly Associates and current members of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, were elected to Partner during last month’s Equity Partner meeting.

“Rachel, Gia and Matthew are welcomed assets to our partnership,” said David Gustman, Head of the Litigation Practice Group. “Their dedication to ensuring our clients’ ongoing success and their proven abilities as legal professionals exemplify the values our Firm possesses.”

Rachel Atterberry, 33, focuses her practice on employment and business litigation. Ms. Atterberry’s extensive experience in employment disputes includes handling matters before state and federal courts as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and other state agencies. Ms. Atterberry has significant trial and arbitration experience in both the employment and complex commercial litigation arenas.  She earned her B.A. from DePauw University and her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

Gia F. Colunga, 33, focuses her practice on complex disputes, employment litigation, non-competition and trade secret matters, and product liability.  She has extensive trial experience and has handled significant matters for clients in state and federal courts across the country, including large-scale discovery disputes, dispositive motion practice and appeals.  Ms. Colunga received her B.A. from Tulane University and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Matthew J. Kramer, 33, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving a wide range of commercial disputes in both state and federal courts, with particular emphasis on litigation related to trade secrets, unfair competition, and breaches of restrictive covenants in employment agreements, as well as shareholder and derivative suits.  Mr. Kramer received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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