CHICAGO – Nov. 4, 2013 – The Chicago-based law firm Freeborn & Peters LLP recently expanded its Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Team with the hiring of Gary A. Jungels. Jungels, who will also serve as a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, has extensive experience in private equity and venture capital, and specifically fund formations and joint ventures.

“We are excited to welcome Gary to the firm,” said Jeff Mattson, Co-Leader of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and its Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Team. “His experience with fund formations will provide a valuable service to our private equity and venture capital clients.”

Jungels has represented fund sponsors and management teams in structuring, negotiating and closing both general and industry-specific global and domestic funds, including buyout, mezzanine/sub-debt, venture capital and later stage private equity funds. In addition, he has significant experience structuring their management companies and advising private equity and venture capital professionals on their internal governance and economic arrangements.

“Freeborn has a one-of-a-kind culture embedded in its core values,” Jungels said. “I’m thrilled to be part of such an exceptional firm and to work alongside such a talented group of attorneys.”  

Jungels formerly was a partner at the global law firm of Mayer Brown LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and the University of Notre Dame. 


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 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, including food, transportation, private equity and venture capital 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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