JESSICA B. FAIRCHILD 
Partner


Known for her business-savvy, thoughtful, and straight-forward approach, Jessica Fairchild is a lawyer, law firm leader, women’s advocate, and entrepreneur. Jessica is currently a Co-Chair of the Management Committee and a partner at Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC.

Jessica co-founded Croke Fairchild in 2019, after having worked in several other law firms which she founded and managed. Over her 21-year legal career, Jessica’s principal legal focus has been on corporate and mergers and acquisitions matters, where she counsels founders, private equity sponsors, family enterprises and corporations. Jessica’s focus on building relationships and client-centered approach to acting as a legal and business advisor has helped her garner many long-term clients whom she has worked with on M&A matters and beyond, including as general counsel for their growing organizations.

From 2007 to 2009, Jessica served as General Counsel to Chicago 2016, the organization that led Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Prior to that, she was a corporate attorney at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago where her work focused on M&A, corporate and securities matters.

Jessica received her J.D. in 2000 from The University of Chicago Law School, where she graduated with high honors.

Jessica serves on the Firm’s Management Committee and the Office of General Counsel.

Office: 847-574-7857

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D. with High Honors
  • University of Illinois, B.S. (Accounting)

ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois

Awards and Recognitions

  • Named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2022 Notable Women in Law.
  • Women’s Bar Foundation, Reach Back and Rise Up Award, 2022.
  • Named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law.
  • Named to Crain’s Chicago Business annual 40 under 40 list, 2009.

Civic and Public Service

  • Member, Board of Directors, Gorton Community Center, 2021 to Present.
  • Co-Chair of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ mentor/mentee committee – 2022 to Present.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Girls in the Game, 2010 to 2014.

JESSICA B. FAIRCHILD 
Partner


Office: 847-574-7857

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D. with High Honors
  • University of Illinois, B.S. (Accounting)

ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois

Awards and Recognitions

  • Named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2022 Notable Women in Law.
  • Women’s Bar Foundation, Reach Back and Rise Up Award, 2022.
  • Named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law.
  • Named to Crain’s Chicago Business annual 40 under 40 list, 2009.

Civic and Public Service

  • Member, Board of Directors, Gorton Community Center, 2021 to Present.
  • Co-Chair of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’ mentor/mentee committee – 2022 to Present.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Girls in the Game, 2010 to 2014.

Known for her business-savvy, thoughtful, and straight-forward approach, Jessica Fairchild is a lawyer, law firm leader, women’s advocate, and entrepreneur. Jessica is currently a Co-Chair of the Management Committee and a partner at Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC.

Jessica co-founded Croke Fairchild in 2019, after having worked in several other law firms which she founded and managed. Over her 21-year legal career, Jessica’s principal legal focus has been on corporate and mergers and acquisitions matters, where she counsels founders, private equity sponsors, family enterprises and corporations. Jessica’s focus on building relationships and client-centered approach to acting as a legal and business advisor has helped her garner many long-term clients whom she has worked with on M&A matters and beyond, including as general counsel for their growing organizations.

From 2007 to 2009, Jessica served as General Counsel to Chicago 2016, the organization that led Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Prior to that, she was a corporate attorney at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago where her work focused on M&A, corporate and securities matters.

Jessica received her J.D. in 2000 from The University of Chicago Law School, where she graduated with high honors.

Jessica serves on the Firm’s Management Committee and the Office of General Counsel.