Jessica B. Fairchild is an experienced business attorney and executive with more than 17 years of legal experience in several settings: large law firm, in-house and small firm private practice.

As a Founding Partner of Fairchild Morgan Law, Jessica has sought to develop long-standing relationships with clients, often serving as outside general counsel. Jessica looks to provide top-notch legal services, and combines that with practical advice to both the business and legal clients she advises.

Jessica formed Fairchild Law Offices in 2010, which combined with Morgan Legal Group in 2018 to create Fairchild Morgan Law.

Previously, Jessica served as the General Counsel of Chicago 2016 from January 2007 through December 2009. Chicago 2016 was the not-for-profit organization that led Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In this role, Jessica handled a wide variety of legal and strategic issues, was a direct advisor to the organization’s senior management and Board of Directors, and managed a legal department which oversaw all legal matters for Chicago 2016. Jessica also worked closely with the chief legal officers and other staff of the City of Chicago and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Jessica also served as counsel to World Business Chicago with regard to hosting of the NATO Summit in Chicago in May 2012.

Prior to that, Jessica was a member of the Corporate and Securities practice of Sidley Austin LLP’s Chicago office beginning in August 2000.  As an attorney at Sidley, Jessica practiced in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate law.  In particular, Jessica represented both buyers and sellers of public and private corporations in mergers and acquisitions transactions, and assisted private equity and venture capital firms in business transactions.  She also worked with various publicly traded companies on corporate finance transactions and advised them with respect to corporate and federal securities laws issues, including corporate governance matters.

Jessica was recognized as a “40 under 40” person to watch by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2009. (Jessica Fairchild 40 under 40)

Jessica was admitted to legal practice in Illinois in 2000.  She is a 2000 graduate of The University of Chicago Law School with high honors.  Jessica received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois in 1997.  She was a member of the University of Illinois Women’s Tennis team from 1993 to 1997.

Jessica is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and the Chicago Bar Association.

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When it comes to your corporate legal needs, Fairchild Morgan Law has the expertise, depth and responsiveness your business deserves.

We are a high-end corporate boutique servicing privately and publicly traded businesses. We utilize the latest technologies and a broad network to provide our clients with a deep well of experienced lawyers at a fraction of the cost of a traditional firm. We embrace the best features of both boutique and virtual law firms, and combine the advantages of the two to provide our clients with the flexibility required for a more agile, modern marketplace.

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