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   3Roger H. BickelChicago(312) 360-6377rbickel@freeborn.comrbickel@freeborn.comFreeborn & Peters LLPwww.freeborn.comwww.freeborn.combickelroger.jpg Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Roger H.
Freeborn & Peters LLP
311 S Wacker Dr Ste 3000
Chicago IL 60606
Ph.(312) 360-6377 Fx.(312) 360-6574
Recommended by peers in:
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Mr. Bickel is a partner in the Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group.

Mr. Bickel has substantial experience in representing a wide array of clients in complex regulatory law matters and commercial litigation. Often retained for some of the most challenging regulatory issues facing clients, his experience includes: general counsel to two separate constitutional offices of State Government, co-author of the landmark Illinois Lobbyist Registration Act, executive director of the 1984-86 Governor's Small Business Advisory Council, director of the 1983-84 Republican Caucus of National Lieutenant Governors, and Special Regulatory Counsel to numerous human service agencies.

Mr. Bickel enjoys the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell legal ability/ethical standards rating ("A-V"). In 2000, he was previously selected by Chicago Lawyer as one of the "Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch," a designation accorded to fewer than 1 percent of the state's practicing attorneys. He was again named one of the top lawyers in Illinois in the 2005, 2006, and 2007 issues of Chicago Magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine.

Mr. Bickel has recently been selected by his peers to be included in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Government Relations Law. The Best Lawyers in America, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, is compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Mr. Bickel has also served by appointment of the Department of Justice for four years as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in securities law cases. He has represented numerous professional and trade associations, governmental bodies and individuals before the General Assembly and the many regulatory agencies of Illinois and the Federal Government.

In business litigation, he has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, partnerships, small businesses, universities, and directors and officers in breach of contract claims, regulatory matters, significant enforcement of judgment suits (i.e. overseas assets), negligence claims, civil rights and constitutional claims, environmental and securities enforcement matters, and a variety of other claims and trials.

Mr. Bickel is a member of the firm's executive committee.

Bar Admissions:  
United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Year of Birth:  1960

Law School:  Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1989
Undergraduate School:  Indiana University, B.A., 1982
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With honors; Lieber Scholar

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois State Bar Association

Community Involvement:  
Board of Directors, Civic Federation of Chicago
Advisory Board, Uhlich Children's Home
Indiana University Alumni Association

Published Legal Writing:  
Mr. Bickel's written works on regulatory law development have been published annually since 1991 by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Illinois State Bar Association. Portions of his written treatise on regulatory law were republished in the Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Volume 20, Summer 1996 and Summer 1998.

Firm Description:  
Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities. 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 Freeborn serves clients across a broad range of sectors, it has also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that serves the specific needs of targeted industries, including food, transportation, and insurance and reinsurance. Freeborn is a firm that genuinely lives up to its core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork and commitment, and embodies them through high standards of client service and responsive action. Its lawyers build close and lasting relationships with clients and are driven to help them achieve their legal and business objectives.

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