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Lisa Duarte joins elite Chicago Law firm, Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres

Chicago (HINA Wire) – Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres, one of Chicago’s fastest-growing new law firms, announced Lisa Duarte is joining as an attorney and equity partner leading the firm’s government affairs and public law practice.

“I have spent my career at the intersection of law and government and after two rewarding years at the Governor’s Office, I am returning to my roots as an attorney to join a firm committed to women and diversity – while working on projects benefitting the future of Chicago,” said Duarte.

Lisa most recently served as the First Assistant Deputy Governor for Budget & Economy in the JB Pritzker Administration. In this role, Lisa oversaw 15 agencies involving the budget, economy, economic development, and regulation. While working for the State, Lisa served as the primary point of contact for the business community.

“Lisa was an invaluable member of my administration from day one. With her expansive knowledge in law, business and government, I knew I could always turn to her for new and innovative ideas to get big things done. I am proud to have had her on our team and I look forward to cheering on her successes in this new chapter,” said Governor JB Pritzker.

Prior to joining the Pritzker administration, Lisa was a Partner in the Government Affairs practice group at a boutique Chicago law firm, where she served a diverse client base on a broad set of legislative and regulatory issues in Illinois, Chicago, and Cook County.

“Our philosophy is lawyers should be more than just lawyers. Our team serves as trusted advisors to our clients and Lisa’s experience and leadership in the public and private sector will continue to inform how we approach our work,” said Patrick Croke, one of the firm’s founding partners.

Lisa also worked with the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office where she served as Legislative Counsel to former Mayor Rahm Emanuel representing the City of Chicago before the Illinois General Assembly, state agencies, and executive offices. She then advanced to the dual role of Chief of Staff to former Deputy Mayor Steve Koch and Chief of Staff to the Mayor’s Economic Council.

Prior to the Emanuel administration, she practiced law at a small business services firm where she focused on employment law, commercial litigation, construction law, and zoning and land use.

On December 1, 2019, Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres’ four founding partners launched the firm with a vision to create a structure and culture to allow the firm’s lawyers to apply their energy and talents to what matters most – the client. Its government affairs and public law practice includes public policy and regulatory advocacy, crisis management, procurement and government contracts and public-private partnerships.

The firm is rapidly growing – in staff, clients and revenue – proving talented lawyers, many of whom have roots in Big Law, can successfully operate within a model that treats clients as relationships and partnerships, not as matters and cases.  crokefairchild.com.

Los precios de la gasolina se disparan

Precios de la gasolina

Los precios de la gasolina continúan al alza y en algunos estados son los más altos en más de un año.

De acuerdo con club de automovilista AAA, con el cierre forzoso de refinerías en la costa del Golfo de México y algunas del Medio Oeste debido al clima invernal de la semana pasada, las existencias de gasolina se han reducido y los precios se han disparado.

En la semana, el 66% de los promedios estatales aumentaron en dos dígitos (10 a 22 centavos), lo que elevó el promedio nacional en 13 centavos, a $2.63, el más alto desde octubre de 2019.

Los precios más altos se registraron en California, Nevada, Washington, Illinois y Pensilvania, según la AAA (American Automobile Association).

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“Cuando cerca del 40% de la producción de crudo del país está paralizada porque las refinerías están cerradas, habrá problemas en la bomba hasta que se reanuden las operaciones”, dijo Jeanette Casselano McGee, portavoz de AAA, que monitorea diariamente los precios de la gasolina.

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“La buena noticia es que se espera que las casi dos docenas de refinerías afectadas reinicien sus operaciones esta semana, si es que aún no lo han hecho. Eso significa que se reanudarán las entregas regulares de gasolina y se repostarán las estaciones afectadas”, agregó.

La semana pasada, se informaron cortes de refinerías en Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee y Kansas.

La AAA anticipa que los precios de la gasolina se mantendrán volátiles hasta que la producción de crudo vuelva a los niveles normales. “Los automovilistas pueden esperar que estos precios más caros se mantengan, pero es probable que los grandes picos disminuyan”, agregó la organización.

En la página gasprices.aaa.com la AAA cuenta con un gráfico interactivo donde se puede encontrar el precio de la gasolina en cada uno de los estados del país.

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