Partner Michael Frisch Named Crain’s 2021 Notable Rising Star in Law

September 3, 2021

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is pleased to announce Michael Frisch has been named a 2021 Notable Rising Star in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. The prestigious award honors Chicago attorneys who are making an impact in all corners of their profession, including corporate finance, intellectual property, litigation, health care, bankruptcy, real estate, and more.

Mike joined Croke Fairchild as a partner in April 2021 to build its government litigation and investigations practice from the ground up. Drawing on time as a senior trial attorney with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Mike helps clients navigate complex and high-stakes investigations, regulatory matters, enforcement actions and negotiations.

Mike is deeply embedded in Chicago’s decentralized finance and cryptocurrency markets, spearheading the firm’s membership with the Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association and helping shape regulatory policy in the emerging industry. Prior to joining Croke Fairchild, Mike was an advisor and senior counsel to Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot where he helped the mayor navigate some of the City of Chicago’s most significant challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be named alongside so many respected attorneys as a Rising Star in Law alongside so by Chicago’s leading business publication,” said Mike. “I’m passionate about solidifying Chicago’s reputation as a hub for the digital assets industry and to guiding its business, finance and legal communities into the digital future. I’m very grateful for the recognition and look forward to many more years of service.”

To view Mike’s spotlight in Crain’s Chicago Business, please see here.

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