Hannah Vanderlaan Joins Freeborn’s Chicago Office as Litigation Associate

CHICAGO –  Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Hannah D. Vanderlaan has joined the firm’s Chicago office as an associate in the Litigation and Environment and Energy Law practice groups. 

“It is a pleasure to welcome Hannah as an attorney to our Chicago office,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “Hannah has gained valuable knowledge through her recent work at Freeborn as a law clerk, and her background dealing with federal and state environmental matters offers great insights to our clients in this space.”

Ms. Vanderlaan focuses her practice primarily on environmental-based litigation and regulatory counseling. 

Most recently, Ms. Vanderlaan worked as a law clerk at Freeborn. Prior to that, she served as a legal extern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and with the Environmental Division of the Office of Illinois Attorney General, where she worked on a variety of federal and state environmental enforcement actions. 

Ms. Vanderlaan received her J.D. (cum laude) from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Chicago-Kent Environmental and Energy Law Journal and was actively involved in the Chicago Environmental Law Clinic. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin.