A permanent presence in Springfield is the best way to fully represent clients before the Illinois General Assembly and state governmental agencies. With an office located just steps from the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Freeborn is one of the select national law firms with full-service offices both here and in Chicago.
During the General Assembly’s five-month session each year, many corporate executives visit us and use the spacious, well-appointed attorneys’ offices and conference facilities for meetings with government officials and regulators. Throughout the remainder of the year, clients know we are committed to their legislative interests with our local office and statewide reach.
Our Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group is one of the largest and most extensive legislative and government relations practices in Illinois. We represent an extensive array of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, in critical legislative and regulatory issues pending in both the State Capitol and before local governments.
Led by experienced government and regulatory law attorneys, we concentrate exclusively in representing businesses as legal counsel and registered lobbyists before the Illinois General Assembly, as well as state agencies and local governments. We are regularly retained to work as registered lobbyists to pass, defeat or modify pending legislation affecting business. From both the public and private sectors, we have handled some of the most publicly significant and demanding issues facing businesses.
In our work with the Illinois General Assembly and other government bodies, we are consistently recognized for distinctions including:
- Regulatory Practice Group Chair Roger Bickel was selected for the elite edition of the Best Lawyers in America for Government Relations Law. Recognized by our peers in a statewide survey, our Government and Regulatory Law Practice includes several "Leading Lawyers" in Illinois, a distinction given to less than 5% of the state’s most respected and experienced practicing attorneys.
- Several of our attorneys were selected by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine as “Forty Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch,” a designation given to less than 1% of the state’s practicing attorneys.
- We have co-authored an abundance of laws and existing state statutes in a broad spectrum of regulated fields, including healthcare, state finance, consumer protection, criminal and civil remedies, state procurement and commerce oversight.
- Freeborn is the only legislative firm selected by State Law Resources, a premier national regulatory law network, for our experience in administrative, regulatory and government relations law at the state and federal levels.