Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm, headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities. Freeborn & Peters 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. Freeborn & Peters 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.
Cunningham Levy LLP. Our firm specializes in government investigations, litigation, cyber security and data privacy. Leveraging our collective experience in the Department of Justice, the CIA, the White House and the Senate, our lawyers have represented clients in complicated, high-profile, high-stakes matters. Our firm’s lawyers helped pioneer the field of cyber security law and work with a team of some of the world’s top software engineers to help companies understand both their legal obligations and technological vulnerabilities, and how to meet them. Having tried hundreds of cases, our firm’s lawyers represent companies, non-profits and individuals in all manners of litigation and investigations. Within that space, we specialize in health care fraud investigations and congressional investigations. Our firm has offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
Stone & Magnanini LLP is a litigation boutique, formerly the New Jersey office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, which spun off in 2009 into a powerhouse of its own. Stone & Magnanini’s practice has taken its attorneys all over the country and the world. Its attorneys are experienced in a wide variety of securities-related litigation, from defending complex class actions to litigating on behalf of individual and institutional shareholders to investigating and prosecuting securities fraud.
The founding partners, David Stone and Robert Magnanini, have participated in some of the most complicated and hard-fought securities cases in recent history, including, for example, securities litigation involving Maurice “Hank” Greenberg and his companies Starr International Company (SICO) and C.V. Starr & Co. in several complex litigations and investigations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Bermuda. On behalf of Qwest Communications International, the firm’s attorneys were part of the team that won dismissal of a $9 billion civil RICO claim brought by foreign bankruptcy trustees over alleged accounting improprieties and settled over 20 opt-out suits for a fraction of the asserted exposure. Stone & Magnanini has also assisted Ponzi victims of Bernie Madoff and Kenneth Starr, in recovery damages from banks and other institutions who invested the funds.
Mike Summerhill is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group of Freeborn & Peters LLP in Chicago. Mike has extensive appellate litigation experience and has successfully argued matters and drafted briefs in successful appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Illinois Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio. At the trial court level, Mike has defended clients in many class action suits and multi-district proceedings involving a variety of industries including healthcare, software, medical devices and consumer products. He has also litigated complex mass torts and commercial disputes, product liability, securities and consumer fraud actions and arbitrated commercial disputes before the American Arbitration Association.
Joshua A. Levy co-founded the law firm of Cunningham Levy LLP and represents companies, non-profits and individuals in litigation and government investigations. He has an expertise in health care fraud statutes, such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Laws and the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act. Mr. Levy has been named a Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense for 2013, 2014 and 2015. He teaches seminars on “Health Care Fraud and Abuse” and “Congressional Investigations” at the Georgetown University Law Center. He served as counsel to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York and counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. Mr. Levy clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Joan A. Lenard, Southern District of Florida. JD, 1999, University of Michigan Law School. Masters of International Affairs, 1999, Columbia University. BA, 1994, Columbia University.
David S. Stone is the Managing Partner of Stone & Magnanini LLP of Short Hills, New Jersey, which he co-founded in March 2009. Previously, Mr. Stone had been the Administrative Partner of the New Jersey Office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, where he headed that firm’s national False Claims Act practice group.
Mr. Stone has represented both individual and corporate clients in complex fraud related litigation in federal and state courts, trial and appellate courts (including the United States Supreme Court) located throughout the United States and internationally. Mr. Stone has been recognized as one of the premier trial and appellate lawyers in the country and has been involved in five of the ten largest healthcare recoveries in the past decade including GlaxoSmithKlein ($800 million), Bristol Myers Squibb ($425 million), Cephalon ($350 million) and Medco ($165 million). In addition, while at Boies Schiller and afterwards, Mr. Stone acted as co-counsel with David Boies on various litigation related to the separation of Maurice Hank Greenberg from AIG which culminated in a multi billion dollar verdict in the matter of SICO vs. AIG. Mr. Stone also served as chief trial counsel in a patent infringement lawsuit against one of the leading network providers which culminated in one of the top intellectual property jury verdicts in the state of NY. Mr. Stone focuses on complex fraud litigation matters which span the areas of intellectual property, appellate law, tax and finance, securities, anti trust, regulatory enforcement and white-collar criminal defense. Recently Mr. Stone was selected to argue the case of the United States Ex. Rel. Carter v. Halliburton and KBR in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Stone has also been a frequent commentator on Fox and Fox “Business” News and various other networks on financial and healthcare fraud matters.
Mr. Stone has also served as outside general counsel for Telebrands, one of the worlds largest As Seen on TV companies and in that capacity has dealt with numerous media organizations including advertising public relations and negotiation of media appearances.
Mr. Stone was a founding name partner of the firm Freedman & Stone and a founding partner of the firm Stern & Greenberg with the former U.S. Attorney and District Judge Herbert J. Stern. He also served as outside General Counsel of YankeeNets, LLC, where he was co-trial counsel with David Boies in a successful suit to recover the New York Yankees' television rights from Madison Square Garden Network.
Mr. Stone has been a guest speaker and panelist at numerous conferences, including Taxpayers Against Fraud, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Medical Society of New Jersey and the Medical Society of Colorado. Mr. Stone also participated in the presentation of testimony on antitrust and healthcare before Congressional Subcommittee on Antitrust and Healthcare.