Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres Welcomes Nina Monahan as Chief Operating Officer

June 9, 2022

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is pleased to announce that Nina Monahan has joined the firm in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Nina will be responsible for leading the firm in achieving strategic goals while also driving efficiencies to improve the firm’s operations.

Nina is a strategic executive leader with more than 25 years of business leadership through her work with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies at some of the world’s most recognized advertising and marketing agencies. In her various leadership roles, Nina has developed a reputation for driving change by building businesses and teams from the ground up, selling innovative ideas, optimizing revenue streams and operating models, and uncovering white-space opportunities on brands including P&G, SC Johnson, Coca-Cola, Target and McDonald’s.

“We are incredibly excited to have Nina join the Croke Fairchild team,” said Drew Beres, managing partner, Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres. “She brings a great depth of strategic leadership experience to the firm that will help us drive results and allow our lawyers to apply their energy and talents to what matters most — the clients.”

Prior to CFDB, Nina served as Senior Vice President at Epsilon directing a portfolio of healthcare businesses. Nina focused on business development and led an effort to turn around, secure and expand a crucial client relationship where she created a new vision, operating system and team structure to drive strategic and data-forward thinking for more substantial client results.

“I am thrilled to be joining Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres during such an exciting time,” said Nina. “I look forward to collaborating with firm leadership to continually improve the firm’s operations and to help guide CFDB through this phase of rapid growth.”

Nina spent six years in Europe, where she built a successful new division for Leo Burnett Group to drive increased revenue across critical offices. She also activated marketing practices and implemented growth plans for multinational clients, and recruited, developed and mentored staff across the region.

Earlier in her career, Nina worked for Arc Worldwide in Chicago where she was the head of the Whirlpool and P&G North America business. Under her leadership, she grew the P&G business to the #1 account by leveraging a high-performance cross-functional team of over 100 people and building insight-driven solutions for over 18 brands.

Nina received her BS Communications degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

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