CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Joseph T. McCullough IV has been elected as Chair of the Firm’s Executive Committee, effective Jan. 1.
“We congratulate Joe on his election as Chair of the Firm’s Executive Committee,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “We look forward to Joe’s strong leadership in this role as the Executive Committee works together on long-range planning and strategic initiatives to ensure the Firm’s continued success.”
Mr. McCullough, Partner in the Litigation Practice Group, is the Leader of the Firm’s Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Group. He has served as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee for many years.
Freeborn’s Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Group was recommended by the 2019 Legal 500 United States Guide for Insurance: advice to insurers and the Reinsurance team was ranked in the 2019 Chambers USA-Guide to Leading Lawyers for Business.
For more than 35 years, Mr. McCullough has devoted his practice to representation of insurance and reinsurance companies in both life & health and the property & casualty matters. He has acted as counsel to insurers and reinsurers from around the world in more than 150 arbitration, court, and administrative proceedings, including some of the highest-profile cases in the industry. In 2019, Mr. McCullough received a Nationwide ranking for Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance in the Chambers-USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is one of only six attorneys nationwide to receive that honor. He has also been recognized as a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.
Mr. McCullough received his J.D. (cum laude) from Northwestern University School of Law, a Postgraduate License in European Law (highest honors) from University of Gent, Belgium and his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.