CHICAGO, IL—Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that David M. Knapp and D. Richard Self have joined the firm as associates in the Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Knapp is based in Freeborn’s Chicago office, and Mr. Self works from both the firm’s Springfield, Ill., and Chicago offices.
Mr. Knapp is a member of Freeborn’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property (IP) enforcement and defense and IP portfolio management. He has developed patent portfolios in technical fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals, medical diagnostics, and software.Prior to joining Freeborn, Mr. Knapp was an associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
A member of Freeborn’s Litigation Practice Group and Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group, Mr. Self focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, appellate litigation, antitrust, and government relations. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Self served as a law clerk for Judge J. Phil Gilbert of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. He gained broad experience in civil and criminal matters in government and private practice while working for the U.S. Department of Justice for one summer with the National Security Division in Washington, D.C., and another summer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, N.C.