Freeborn Elects Joseph L. Fogel as Co-Managing Partner

Joseph L. Fogel
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CHICAGO—Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected Joseph L. Fogel as its new Co-Managing Partner, effective today.

As Co-Managing Partner along with William E. Russell, Mr. Fogel is responsible for development and execution of the firm’s overall growth strategy and its various industry initiatives.

“It is an honor to join Bill in this new leadership role and to help promote Freeborn and its rich history of serving clients and the community,” Mr. Fogel said. “I also feel fortunate to be able to support our work and attorneys following some of the most significant growth in our firm’s history, with the additions of offices in New York, Tampa (Fla.) and Richmond (Va.) all within the last three years. It is an exciting time at our firm and we are enthusiastic about what’s to come.”

Richard J. Traub, a Freeborn Partner and Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee, said, “We are thrilled to introduce Joe as Freeborn’s new Co-Managing Partner to help lead our firm through ongoing prosperity and success for our clients. Joe is an accomplished litigator whose deep knowledge and understanding of the law will be great assets as we continue to leverage Freeborn’s talented bench of attorneys and international-scope capabilities as a Litigation Powerhouse®.”

Mr. Russell added, “I am eager to work alongside Joe to continue to foster our firm’s core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork, and commitment through our work and our relationships with our valued clients.”

Mr. Fogel joined Freeborn in 1994. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and serves as Co-Leader of the Complex Litigation Group. He has extensive experience litigating a multitude of complex business and commercial disputes in state and federal courts and arbitral forums around the country.

Prior to joining Freeborn, Mr. Fogel was associated with the firms Jenner & Block and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He received his J.D. (with honors) from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.


Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm, headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities and offices in New York City; Richmond, Va.; Springfield, Ill.; and Tampa, Fla. Freeborn is always looking ahead and seeking to find better ways to serve its clients. It takes a proactive approach to ensure its clients are more informed, prepared and able to achieve greater success – not just now, but also in the future. While the firm serves clients across a very broad range of sectors, it has also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that serves the specific needs of targeted industries.

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