( REUTERS ) – “A Chicago-based commercial law firm stocked with Big Law refugees has more than tripled in size less than a year after it launched.
Last month, Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres’ ranks increased to 27 lawyers with the addition of Brian Gold as senior counsel and Jamie Gliksberg as partner and co-head of litigation.
Like their new colleagues at CFMB, Gold and Gliksberg have ties to Big Law. Gold was a long-time Sidley Austin partner who was the firmwide labor and employment practice chair before retiring in December 2017. Gliksberg was an associate at both Sidley and Steptoe & Johnson before joining Lambda Legal in 2017.
“For my part, I had not set out to become quite the full-service law firm we have become,” said Patrick Croke, one of the firm’s founding partners. “But I think what we’re doing is exciting to a lot of people.”
CFMB launched on Dec. 1 with eight attorneys, including the four founding partners. It has offices in Chicago, Milwaukee and Lake Forest, Ill.
Croke said client demand was driving the firm’s growth. In addition to tackling matters relating to labor and employment, intellectual property, litigation and tax, the firm is also juggling at least six merger and acquisition deals and is supervising the formation of several funds.”
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October 16, 2020