Cynthia Bergmann, General Counsel
Cindy Bergmann is responsible for directing the legal and compliance affairs of Brightline, as well as advising senior management on all significant legal issues. She brings more than 30 years of legal experience in mergers and acquisitions, financing, real estate, corporate and regulatory matters to the role, with significant transportation industry experience.
Prior to joining Brightline, Cindy was a partner with Freeborn & Peters in Chicago, where she served as co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and chair of its Transportation Industry Team. She represented public and privately held companies in the rail, logistics, construction, manufacturing, petrochemical and solar industries in a wide range of transactions, including the purchase and sale of subsidiaries, financings, joint ventures, and the development of new facilities. Cindy also served as the US Corporate Counsel for Canadian National Railway Company. On behalf of CN, she led teams in the acquisition and integration of several strategic subsidiaries and managed all legal aspects of US financial matters.
Cindy received her Juris Doctor degree from the UIC John Marshall Law School and her BSBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Denver. She is a past President of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals and a Director and Treasurer of NeighborSpace, an urban land trust in partnership with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to preserve community gardens within the City of Chicago.