CHICAGO – Aug. 29, 2017 – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that David S. Becker, a Partner in the firm’s Chicago office, has been named chairman of the Intellectual Property Law and Technology committees of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). In addition, he will serve as the TIPS liaison to the ABA’s Special Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems (SCOTIS). All the appointments are for the 2017-18 bar year. Mr. Becker also will serve on various additional internal management and governance committees for TIPS during the 2017-18.
Freeborn & Peters also congratulates Mr. Becker on completing a successful year serving as chairman of the TIPS Corporate Counsel Committee for the 2016-17 bar year. Under his leadership, the Corporate Counsel Committee received the section’s “Overall Excellence” award in recognition of its programming and commitment to serving the section’s goals.
“We are proud of the outstanding work that David continues to do with the American Bar Association, and we congratulate him on his recent leadership successes in helping to further the ABA’s mission and service to our profession,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner Michael A. Moynihan.
With about 20,000 members, TIPS focuses on trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law. Created in 1997, SCOTIS comprises representatives from a number of ABA entities selected by the ABA president to provide guidance and oversight for the association's technology initiatives.
A member of Freeborn’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Becker handles complex commercial matters. These include patent infringement litigation, defense against employment discrimination claims, trade secret disputes, enforcement and avoidance of non-competition agreements, fiduciary duty claims, securities fraud actions, common law fraud claims, contract disputes, foreclosure proceedings, bankruptcy-related adversary proceedings, insurance coverage disputes, product liability litigation, and real estate disputes. Mr. Becker has represented clients in federal courts nationwide, in multiple state courts, and before government agencies including the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Becker earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester.
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