Eric Reicin serves as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for the global organization MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC and its parent MorganFranklin, Inc. He serves as Chief Legal Officer and leads the Corporate Investigations & Dispute Solutions consulting practice. Eric fulfills multiple internal and external roles and is also responsible for leading the Contracts department at MorganFranklin, an employee-owned company that converted to an ESOP in November 2015.
Prior to joining MorganFranklin, Eric served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Sallie Mae, one of the country's largest lenders. He spent 14 years working in senior legal roles at Sallie Mae, partnering with the executive business team. Eric gained valuable expertise providing strategic and operational legal advice to the company and several subsidiaries. He led a team of attorneys and professionals based in six cities and led the bankruptcy litigation operations group. As Deputy General Counsel, Eric served as the company's chief litigation, labor and employment, collections, government contracts, and intellectual property attorney. As leader of the legal risk mitigation group, he was responsible for managing legal support to several subsidiaries, the Board of Directors Audit Committee, and the Sallie Mae Political Action Committee (PAC), and he provided secondary legal support to other subsidiaries, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and board governance.
Eric is active in the legal community and he has worked closely with in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies nationwide. In October 2014, he completed a six-year term on the global board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, which has a presence in 80 countries. Eric previously served as president of the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA), the largest regional in-house bar association, and he is the 2016 co-chair of the D.C. General Counsel Club. He currently serves on the advisory boards of the Georgetown University Law Center Corporate Counsel Institute and the American Employment Law Council (AELC). Eric also served as the 2015 management chair of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Meeting, and he is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Eric is the immediate past management chair of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law EEO Committee, and he recently served on the faculty of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course.
Eric serves as the 2016-2017 chair of the Executive Leadership Team for the Lawyers Have Heart 10K/5K benefiting the American Heart Association. In October 2016, the Association of Corporate Counsel NCR named Eric winner of the Outstanding Chief Legal Officer Award, and he received Trending 40 DC’s Top Corporate Counsel Award in September 2016.
Earlier in his career, Eric was a litigator at law firms in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Michigan.
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