Freeborn Partners Thomas F. Bush and Jeffery M. Cross Selected to AAA National Roster of Arbitrators

CHICAGO – July 6, 2017 – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas F. Bush and Jeffery M. Cross, Partners in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, have been selected as members of the National Roster of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Members of the AAA National Roster are regarded as leaders in the practice of alternative dispute resolution. The group is made up of highly accomplished and respected authorities from the legal and business communities, including attorneys, former federal and state judges, and business owners.

“Tom and Jeff’s accomplishments, experience and deep knowledge have earned them selection among the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators,” said Michael J. Kelly, the firm’s Co-Managing Partner. “We are thrilled to congratulate them on this significant career achievement.”

A member of Freeborn’s Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Group, Mr. Bush has extensive experience in complex litigation involving antitrust, and insurance and reinsurance matters. In particular, he has been actively involved in the representation of significant lawsuits and arbitrations for global reinsurers in disputes arising from large-scale losses. Mr. Bush also represents and counsels insurance companies and investment firms on antitrust compliance and on competition issues arising in mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as a commercial arbitrator.

A member of Freeborn’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice, Mr. Cross possesses more than 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&As, responding to government requests for documents and data, and negotiating with the government.

The AAA was founded in 1926, following enactment of the Federal Arbitration Act, with the specific goal of helping to implement arbitration as an out-of-court solution to resolving disputes. The not-for-profit organization is dedicated to the development and widespread use of prompt, effective and economical methods of dispute resolution.

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