Mr. Frerichs is General Counsel for Perdue Farms, the privately held company that owns and operates a number of international food and agricultural companies, including Perdue Foods, Perdue AgriBusiness, Coleman Natural Foods and Niman Ranch. Herb is a member of Perdue’s Management Committee and also directs Perdue’s Government Relations function. He was Associate General Counsel at UNC Incorporated, a publicly-traded aviation services company from 1991-1995.
Herb offers businesses perspectives from both the inside and outside and as General Counsel to a major Maryland company, blends this inside knowledge of an industry expert with the broad perspective of a legal and business analyst.
Mr. Frerichs regularly consults with clients on their day-to-day legal issues, as well as complex corporate transactions such as on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity and debt financing.
Mr. Frerichs is a Trustee of The Boys' Latin School of Maryland and a member of the School's Development and Building and Grounds Committees.
Mr. Frerichs is also a Trustee of the Living Classrooms Foundation and a Member of the Board of the Hippodrome Foundation. He also serves as the Hippodrome Foundation's Treasurer.
He is a Trustee of Athletic & Scholarship Programs, United States Naval Academy Foundation and served as a Trustee to the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association and served on the Executive and Joint Finance & Audit Committees, and as Chair of the Governance Committee, from 2008 to 2014.
Mr. Frerichs was Chairman of the Historic Ships in Baltimore from 2008 to 2015.
Mr. Frerichs was appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to both the Appellate Judicial Nominating Committee (2007-2011) and the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (2011-2015).
His civic participation also has included membership on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and participation in the GBC Leadership Program, Class of 2003.