Raleigh, NC – Wyrick Robbins is proud to announce that Mike DeFrank, a Partner in the firm, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Meritas, a global alliance of independent law firms. Mike will also act as an organizational leader, serving as a liaison to member firms on administrative issues. He will maintain contact with members, encourage and promote cross communications, and gather feedback on Meritas initiatives. Mike will serve a three-year term, during which time he will also serve on the Member Engagement Committee. The Meritas Board of Directors is comprised of 21 lawyers from its member firms around the world.
“We’re thrilled that Mike will be joining the Meritas board of directors,” said Tanna Moore, President and CEO of Meritas. “Mike has always been a strong advocate for the organization, and Meritas will continue to rely on his insights during strategic planning, business development, and member recruitment, retention and development efforts.”
Mike has been involved with Meritas for four years, during which time he has served as the Meritas Member Contact at Wyrick Robbins. He has also served on the Meritas U.S. Leadership Committee since 2015.
Founded in 1990, Meritas is an international alliance of commercial law firms working across jurisdictions to provide clients the best of both worlds: a local legal partner with full-service capabilities and the cost efficiency and personal attention unmatched by mega law firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards on a regular basis. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meritas has member firms in 242 global markets and 7,448 lawyers.
About Wyrick Robbins
Wyrick Robbins, a Meritas member firm, is a law firm with a unique, collaborative, entrepreneurial culture and focus on growth-oriented businesses. Its clients range from start-up and early-stage companies to established growth companies, both privately-owned and publicly-held. The firm handles financial and corporate transactions, commercial litigation and other legal needs of these growing companies. Its experience and knowledge of its clients’ businesses and industries also enable the firm to serve as trusted advisors to founders, investors, directors, and management. Over the past three decades, Wyrick Robbins has grown to become one of the largest law firms based in the Research Triangle area. Fundamental to the firm’s growth has been its commitment to providing transactional value through efficient, effective problem solving backed by high quality legal services.