Mike DeFrank Elected to Meritas US Leadership Committee

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Wyrick Robbins is pleased to announce that Mike DeFrank has been selected by Meritas, the global alliance of business law firms, to serve on the newly-formed Meritas US Leadership Committee. The 13 person Committee is charged with developing an appropriate strategy and action plan to maximize involvement and engagement of member firms in the United States. The US Leadership Committee will also work with US Board members and other Meritas Regional Committees to identify issues that need to be addressed, evaluate new ideas or programs, and provide input into recruitment and intra-Regional engagement.

About Mike DeFrank

Mike is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He represents clients in the financial services industry in matters involving claims for violation of state and federal consumer protection statutes such as TCPA, FCRA, FDCPA, and TILA. He has tried jury and non-jury cases, as well as handling numerous arbitrations. Mike is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and has previously chaired several firm committees. Mike received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University and received his J.D. from Emory University. For more information on Mike, please see his bio on

About Meritas

Wyrick Robbins is the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina member of Meritas, a global alliance of over 7,000 lawyers serving in 170 full-service law firms across more than 70 countries. Through Meritas, clients seeking legal services can easily connect with pre-qualified legal expertise worldwide. Wyrick Robbins and all Meritas firms must consistently meet rigorous quality standards and a stringent code of ethics. Meritas firms are also required to participate in ongoing recertification and client satisfaction evaluations. Clients who engage a Meritas firm can be confident they will receive high quality legal work from firms that are deeply rooted in their local communities. For direct access to global legal expertise, please visit the Meritas website at or contact us.