Herbert D. Frerichs, Jr.

Senior Counsel
Frerichs Herbert

Herb Frerichs is a corporate attorney who serves as general counsel to a major Maryland company. Herb offers clients the benefit of his perspective, from inside and outside a major corporation.  He blends his corporate knowledge with his broad perspective as a legal and business analyst. Herb regularly advises clients on day-to-day legal issues, and assists with complex corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Herb served as associate general counsel at UNC Incorporated, a publicly traded aviation services company, from 1991 to 1995.

Related Practices


Government Experience

  • Lieutenant, United States Navy

Representative Matters

  • Serves as 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; member of Perdue's Management Committee; directs Perdue's Government Relations




  • J.D. with honors University of Maryland School of Law 1988
    • Order of the Coif
  • M.M.A. University of Rhode Island 1985
  • B.S. with merit U.S. Naval Academy 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, board of directors,  Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to the Appellate Judicial Nominating Committee, 2007 - 2011; and the Maryland Economic Development Corporation, 2011 - 2015
  • Former member, board of directors, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant, GBC Leadership Program, Class of 2003


  • Super Lawyers, Maryland, 2007, 2010 – 2013
  • Smart CEO Magazine, Maryland’s Legal Elite, Baltimore, 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent Rated



  • Member, Board of Trustees, Boy’s Latin School of Maryland; member, School’s Development, Finance, Investment, and Building and Grounds Committees
  • Member, Board of Directors, and Treasurer, Hippodrome Foundation
  • Trustee, Athletic  and Scholarship Programs, United States Naval Academy Foundation; former member, Executive and Joint Finance and Audit Committees; former chair, Governance Committee; 2008 - 2014
  • Former trustee, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association; former chair, Governance Committee, 2008 - 2014
  • Former chair, Historic Ships in Baltimore, 2008 - 2015
  • Former trustee, The Living Classrooms, 2006 - 2017

Personal Activities