Submitted by Freeborn & Peters LLP
Judge Fred Foreman, who recently retired as Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Lake County, is returning to private practice at the Chicago-based law firm Freeborn & Peters LLP. Judge Foreman will serve as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Government & Regulatory Law Practice Group and as a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation & Antitrust Team.
Judge Foreman previously worked at Freeborn as a civil litigator, which includes his service as outside counsel on behalf of the State of Illinois v. Philip Morris, et al. and as special counsel in representing state officials and state agencies. Judge Foreman has tried more than 200 cases in federal and state courts and previously served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1990-1993 and as States Attorney of Lake County from 1980-1990.
Judge Foreman’s experience includes trials involving antitrust, securities, RICO, environmental, constitutional law, civil rights, fraud and murder. He has extensive experience in advising clients on matters pending before state and federal regulatory agencies and has successfully assisted clients in passing legislation before the state legislature and units of local government. He has supervised numerous corporate internal investigations and represented clients throughout the world on matters of corporate espionage, electronic intrusions and theft of intellectual property.
As United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Foreman supervised the prosecution of major frauds and defended the United States in complex civil matters. As States Attorney of Lake County, Judge Foreman was elected to three terms and supervised major civil and criminal matters including serial killers, organized crime, and complex civil rights, antitrust and self-insurance cases.