CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Sean T. Keely has been elected to the Firm’s Executive Committee, effective Jan. 1.
“We congratulate Sean on his election to the Firm’s Executive Committee,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “We are pleased that Sean will bring a unique perspective as the Executive Committee works together on long-range planning and strategic initiatives, including continued growth in the New York market, to ensure the Firm’s continued success.”
Mr. Keely is Managing Partner of the Firm’s New York Office, Partner in the Litigation Practice Group, and head of the Firm’s Reinsurance Subgroup within the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team. This is the first time a Partner in the New York office has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee.
Freeborn’s Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team 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.
Over the past several years, Sean has been at the center of cases addressing developing issues in the reinsurance industry, including the limits of facultative reinsurance certificates, late notice, allocation and aggregation of losses, follow-the-settlements, breaches of the duty of utmost good faith, material misrepresentation, and insurer insolvency. He has also represented clients in emerging issues, including disputes under industry loss warranties, parametric swap agreements, and other reinsurance products. In 2019, Mr. Keely was ranked for Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer in the New York edition of Chambers-USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He has also been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance, and named a 2019 Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.
Mr. Keely received his J.D. (cum laude) from New York University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.