Freeborn’s Andrew Goldstein and Media and Entertainment Practice Group Highly Ranked by Chambers USA in Illinois

CHICAGO - Chambers USA has ranked Freeborn & Peters LLP’s media and entertainment practice and Andrew Goldstein in Illinois in its 2022 legal industry guide.

Freeborn was again ranked as among the top firms in Illinois for Media and Entertainment: Transactional and senior counsel Andrew Goldstein, was once again ranked for Media and Entertainment: Transactional. 

“We are pleased to once again be recognized for our media and entertainment practice in the 2022 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA guide,” said Freeborn co-managing partner William E. Russell. “We congratulate Andy, as well as our media and entertainment team, for delivering exceptional legal services to our clients.” 

“Andy Goldstein is very strong in terms of his client service, sophistication and commercial awareness,” according to a client statement in the Chambers 2022 USA Guide. “Andy is an experienced intellectual property attorney who has consistently provided me with good advice.”

Freeborn’s media and entertainment practice has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright law; Internet, technology, outsourcing and computer law; advertising and promotion law; and entertainment law including video production, theater and dance related matters. The group applies extensive counseling, transactional, and litigation expertise on behalf of a wide variety of leading consumer and industrial businesses and consulting firms throughout the world. Their areas of emphasis include antitrust, pricing, and distribution, as well as branding, licensing, entertainment, strategic alliances, supply relationships, complex contracts, advertising and new product development.

Goldstein is a senior counsel in the corporate practice group and a member of the consumer products industry team and emerging industries team. He focuses his practice in the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology, and has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, trade dress; internet, website, cloud computing, technology, outsourcing, IoT and computer law in general; advertising, marketing, and promotion law; and entertainment law, including video production, theater and dance-related matters.

He has over thirty years of experience counseling clients in the areas of intellectual property and information technology law and he has handled matters including: representing a major university at the dawn of the World Wide Web, when developers left the University to form a company offering the first web browser; negotiating landmark deals, such as telecommunications outsourcing contracts for AT&T and first-time software licenses with IBM; representing a consortium of Big Ten and other major university libraries in connection with the "Google Books" copyright case; assisting clients in developing website terms and conditions and privacy policies; and, representing one of the leading legal and accounting information publishers in connection with cases involving the unauthorized downloading of its proprietary online database and copying of the design of its new online customer interface application.

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