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Eric A. Frick

Associate
Charlotte | 704.335.9083
Fax | 704.334.4706

Eric Frick practices in the areas of complex civil litigation, government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and fintech.

Eric helps clients resolve a variety of business disputes, including those involving breaches of contract, fraud, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Eric also frequently represents clients in matters involving shareholder disputes, real estate litigation, and noncompete agreements. He serves as counsel for both companies and individuals involved in internal investigations and government investigations. Eric has represented clients before numerous government agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office.

Eric routinely appears before state and federal courts in North Carolina, and he has experience in all phases of litigation, including preparation of pleadings, discovery disputes, dispositive motions, arbitration, and trial. Eric also has significant experience managing large-scale e-discovery issues that arise in litigation. He is admitted to practice in all courts of general jurisdiction in North Carolina and the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina and The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit .

Prior to joining Parker Poe, Eric interned for the New York Supreme Court Criminal Term and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' Office of Chief Counsel.

Eric attended George Mason University School of Law, where he served as research editor of the Journal of International Commercial Law, a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, and executive vice president of the Trial Advocacy Board. He was champion of the 2013 George Mason Trial Advocacy Intramural Competition.

Eric is a native Charlottean and enjoys giving back to his community. He serves on the board of directors for the Isabella Santos Foundation and is actively involved with Temple Beth El. Within Parker Poe, he is an active member of the firm’s Recruiting and Diversity Committees.

Representative Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Obtained summary judgment for an international equipment company in excess of $12 million against a former employee on claims for theft and embezzlement, unjust enrichment, fraud, conversion, RICO, NC RICO, and unfair and deceptive trade practices, based on his sale of company assets for his and others’ benefit. We also obtained a $1 million consent judgment against his wife and a default judgment in excess of $12 million against his shell company.
  • Obtained jury verdict in federal trial on behalf of clients for opposing party's violations of North Carolina Computer Trespass statute and the Stored Communications Act resulting from improper email access.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of private equity real estate firm finding that commercial tenant was in default of lease for failing to pay rent and abandoning space and tenant’s defenses of impossibility and commercial frustration were not applicable.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims on behalf of advisory firm against allegations of facilitation of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of company in the aftermath of almost a decade of embezzlement by the CEO.

Government Investigations/Criminal Defense

  • Led representation of campaign manager in interview before FBI in election fraud investigation.
  • Conducted investigation on behalf of client related to international wire fraud/"spear phishing" scheme.
  • Represented numerous car dealership employees charged with DMV violations.
  • Obtained favorable result for client charged in federal international telemarketing fraud case.
  • Obtained an outstanding result for client indicted in federal court for charges associated with financial fraud.

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Honors & Awards

  • Mayor's Mentoring Alliance, Mentor of the Year Nominee, 2020
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas, Big of the Year Nominee, 2020
  • Mecklenburg Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2019
  • Curran and Whittington Scholarship Recipient- George Mason University School of Law
  • 2013 George Mason Trial Advocacy Intramural Competition Champion

Memberships

  • Isabella Santos Foundation, Board of Directors, 2019-present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas, Big Brother, 2016-2020
  • Mecklenburg County Teen Court, Volunteer Judge, 2016-present
  • Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt American Inn of Court, 2017-present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2015-present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Law and Society Committee, 2017-2019