Freeborn Partner Roger Bickel Named 2021 Chicago “Lawyer of the Year” for Government Relations Practice by The Best Lawyers in America®

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner, Roger Bickel, has been named the 2021 Chicago “Lawyer of the Year” for Government Relations by The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected attorney referral publications. 

“We are thrilled that Roger Bickel was recognized as the 2021 Chicago “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “The accolade is very well-deserved, as Roger has been a leader in the Government Relations field for years and serves as our firm’s Chairman of the Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group. He has such a broad range of experience and the ability to simplify the complex, making him a trusted resource for businesses navigating  government relations and regulation.”

Now in its 27th edition, Best Lawyers lists attorneys who are highly recommended for their legal abilities by their peers, as determined through extensive surveys. Lawyers are not permitted to pay a fee to participate or be recognized. The “Lawyer of the Year” award is given to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Roger Bickel’s practice concentrates in the areas of: Government Relations and Regulatory Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Lobbying & Corporate Representation. With over two decades of experience in representing a wide array of clients in complex legislative-regulatory law matters and commercial litigation, Roger is often retained for some of the most challenging legislative and regulatory issues facing clients. His professional experience includes: General Counsel to two separate constitutional offices of State Government, Co-Author of the landmark Illinois Lobbyist Registration Act, Executive Director of the Governor's Small Business Advisory Council, Director of the Caucus of National Lieutenant Governors, and Special Regulatory Counsel to numerous human service agencies and multinational businesses.

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