CHICAGO – Dec. 19, 2016 – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Bruce M. Engel has joined the firm in Chicago as a Partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bruce to Freeborn and to our growing team serving the insurance and reinsurance marketplace,” said Joe McCullough, a Partner in and the Leader of Freeborn’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group. “Bruce is a great addition to our firm and brings deep experience working on a wide range of complex insurance and reinsurance issues.”
Most recently a partner at Tressler LLP in Chicago, Mr. Engel represents insurers and reinsurers worldwide, focusing on insurance and reinsurance coverage analysis, litigation and arbitration. In the area of reinsurance, Mr. Engel represents parties in multimillion-dollar arbitrations that involve all forms of reinsurance claims and underwriting disputes such as misrepresentation, allocation, late notice, coverage for expenses and application of follow the fortunes. His insurance coverage experience includes serving as lead counsel for insurers on a national basis in cases involving insurance coverage for environmental, lead paint, products, asbestos, silica and pharmaceuticals, as well as professional liability matters.
Mr. Engel earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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