Timothy Knudsen Selected Among Crain’s 2020 “Notable LGBTQ Executives”

July 13, 2020

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is pleased to announce that partner Timothy “Timmy” Knudsen was selected to Crain’s 2020 Notable LGBTQ Executives list on behalf of his longstanding efforts to promote diversity and inclusion (and access to justice) within the Chicagoland community.

Knudsen was included alongside 56 fellow LGBTQ executives who “have made significant contributions to advancing equality within the workplace or in the Chicago area,” according to Crain’s cited methodology.  “It’s an extraordinary list of people and companies that have committed so much to the LGBTQ community,” said Knudsen.  “It’s very humbling, and a special honor for me to be counted among this year’s group.”

The annual “Notables” publication highlighted Knudsen’s new role spearheading Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres’ pro bono initiatives as well as his prior representation of undocumented LGBTQ people in asylum cases—recently, a Palestinian gay man in his successful claim.  The profile also referenced Knudsen’s travels to the southern border to work in ICE detention centers representing detainees in their asylum cases, in partnership with the National Immigration Justice Center and his appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in 2019.

“It came as no surprise to any of us here at the firm that Timmy had been selected to this year’s Notables list,” said co-founding partner Jessica Fairchild.  “He has accomplished so much on behalf of diversity and inclusion in his career thus far.  We are excited and honored to have Timmy leading our firm’s pro bono efforts in the years ahead.”

To read more, please visit:  Crain’s 2020 Notable LGBTQ Executives

About Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is a corporate law firm providing services to businesses, private equity and venture firms and their portfolio companies, public companies, founders and family offices. Formed by partners who worked at preeminent international law firms, the firm boasts a deep bench of sophisticated and experienced corporate lawyers. With offices in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Milwaukee, our team provides exceptional legal service while affording our clients the benefits of working with a small, agile, and driven law firm. For more information, please visit us online at crokefairchild.com