Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres Continues Rapid Growth in Chicago

May 16, 2022

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is pleased to announce Ramina Odishoo has joined the firm as an associate. Ramina delivers strategic solutions to C-suite stakeholders across the areas of M&A, complex commercial transactions, commercial operations, contracting, procurement, and vendor relations. Businesses of all sizes turn to Ramina and her partners on the CFDB team for outside general counsel support to help them secure funding, strengthen supplier relationships, and create strategic plans that drive growth. Ramina is committed to the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Prior to joining CFDB, Ramina worked as Senior Legal Counsel at Aon, where she served as a C-suite advisor and drafted and negotiated agreements including master service agreements, consulting agreements, and other contracts related to confidentiality, non-disclosure, outside partnerships, sponsorships, brokerage agreements, and more. She took on a national leadership role for Aon’s diversity and inclusion team. Prior to her work at Aon, Ramina also served as Associate Attorney at Axiom, with secondments to Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Ramina received her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. She also received a master’s degree in Business Law from Freie Universität Berlin, a program heavily focused on competition and regulatory issues within the European Union, particularly within the energy sector. This unique body of knowledge positions Ramina to advise clients working across the globe.

To help keep pace with this accelerated growth, the firm is also excited to announce the addition of two more team members.

Elise Kreiling has joined the firm as a paralegal and executive assistant. Prior to joining Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres, Elise worked at Lindemann Miller LLP, where she assisted the firm in insurance coverage litigation surrounding Monsanto and Opioid distributor lawsuits. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

Mia Malan has joined Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres as a billing specialist, supporting attorneys throughout the billing and invoicing process. Prior to joining the firm, Mia worked in the finance department for a construction company. She received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

About Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is a law firm founded by attorneys from the world’s leading firms who recognized a better way to deliver legal services. Valued for their legal skill, intellectual curiosity and commitment to forging pragmatic solutions, our attorneys provide end-to-end business and legal counsel to public and private companies, private equity and venture firms, founders and family offices. With offices in Chicago, Milwaukee and Lake Forest and attorneys from New York to Dallas, our nimble, approachable model allows lawyers to serve as strategic advisors and apply their energy and talents to what matters most – our clients. For more information, please visit