MorganFranklin Consulting’s Eric Reicin Wins 2016 Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region Outstanding Chief Legal Officer Award

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D.C.-based consulting firm’s in-house Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary receives sought-after honor for in-house legal community members in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.

Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region names MorganFranklin Consulting’s Eric Reicin 2016 Outstanding Chief Legal Officer.

Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region names MorganFranklin Consulting’s Eric Reicin 2016 Outstanding Chief Legal Officer.

I am extremely honored and humbled to be in such impressive company among my fellow finalists and award winners, and I share this tremendous honor with all of MorganFranklin.

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) National Capital Region (NCR) named Eric Reicin Outstanding Chief Legal Officer at the 2016 Corporate Counsel Awards, which honor the work of the area’s leading in-house practitioners and departments over the past year. Reicin, who serves as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for the global organization MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC and its parent MorganFranklin, Inc., was chosen from a field of five finalists for Outstanding Chief Legal Officer. Created in 2005, the Corporate Counsel Awards have become a well-recognized and sought-after honor for members of the in-house legal community in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.

Reicin was honored for playing a key role in completing MorganFranklin’s formulation and conversion from a founder majority-owned/management minority-owned company to an ESOP owned by an ESOP Trust. Throughout the complex preparations in executing the ESOP, Reicin led negotiations with three major banks in a club deal to provide the financing for the transaction. He also led negotiations among management, founders, and the ESOP Trustee while deftly working with advisory firms, internal equity plan participants, third-party plan administrators, bank counsel, company founders and founder counsel, valuation company counsel, and trustee’s counsel. In addition, Reicin was integrally involved in the company’s growth through providing valuable legal and strategic expertise during the launch of MorganFranklin’s Corporate Investigations & Dispute Solutions practice, negotiating the lease for and then planning and executing the firm’s December 2015 headquarters move to a new state-of-the-art trophy space in Tysons, and securing an excellent location for the company’s Southeast Regional Office expansion in Atlanta.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to be in such impressive company among my fellow finalists and award winners, and I share this tremendous honor with all of MorganFranklin,’” said Reicin, who also received Trending 40 DC's Top Corporate Counsel Award in September. “Collaborating with our board, senior executive team, and numerous external parties and partners to navigate the complex web of moving parts to complete MorganFranklin’s ESOP transaction and enable continued growth has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career.”

“Eric’s performance in completing MorganFranklin’s exhaustive ESOP transaction process was nothing short of outstanding. Without his expertise, guidance, and tireless commitment as a counselor, advisor, and business partner, the ESOP conversion would not have been possible,” said C.E. Andrews, CEO of MorganFranklin. “Eric has played an integral role in guiding our evolution, and he is a steadfast and enthusiastic proponent for the firm, championing our growth, prosperity, and future every day.”

A longtime advocate for the rise of the in-house bar, Reicin joined MorganFranklin in 2013 as the firm’s first general counsel, insourcing the legal function and building the Legal & Contracts department from the ground up. He is extremely active in the legal community as well as the charitable community, currently serving as 2017 Chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Lawyers Have Heart 10K/5K, which is now the largest 10K race in the Washington, D.C., area and the premier athletic philanthropic charitable event led by the D.C. legal community.

The winners of the 2016 Corporate Counsel Awards include in-house counsel, professionals, and legal departments from General Electric, CA Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Washington Gas, GardaWorld Federal Services, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, Fannie Mae, and Sprint Corporation. A full list of all previous Corporate Counsel Award winners is available at http://www.acc.com/chapters/ncr/awards.cfm.

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