New York University School of Law, J.D.
University of Chicago Ph.D., Sociology
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Mr. Fricke has extensive experience prosecuting and defending cases in all phases of litigation — from pre-trial discovery to appeals — in state and federal court. He has litigated a wide range of matters, including business and consumer fraud, RICO, commercial contracts, unfair business practices, legal malpractice, employment and labor disputes, trade secrets, intellectual property, including patent, trademark, and copyright disputes, environmental, health care, antitrust, economic espionage, and constitutional rights.
Prior to joining Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP, Mr. Fricke was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. Mr. Fricke is currently an Adjunct Professor at Whittier School of Law.
His notable matters include:
- Successfully prosecuted an action for a health-care conglomerate against its former president, obtaining a favorable settlement prior to trial;
- Obtained dismissal with prejudice of an 11-count lawsuit brought against a solar technology company;
- Obtained dismissal of securities fraud claim brought against an investment company;
- Defended a large retailer on RICO and fraud claims, obtaining a favorable settlement prior to trial;
- Defended a church, and affiliated entities, in a sexual-abuse action, obtaining a favorable settlement on the first day of trial;
- Represented a high-wealth individual in connection with an extortion issue;
- Represented a hospital on appeal in connection with a dispute arising from the acquisition of a physicians group;
- Defended a prominent cancer research and treatment center in connection with fraud and elder abuse claims;
- Challenged the constitutionality of a state’s tax law on behalf of a large e-commerce retailer;
- Obtained dismissal with prejudice of multi-hundred million dollar environmental cleanup lawsuit brought by the United States government;
- Represented gay and lesbian couples, challenging California’s Proposition 8 on federal constitutional grounds;
- Represented prominent southern California law firm on appeal in a legal malpractice action, overturning a multi-million dollar judgment;
- Represented an individual during pre-indictment investigation in connection with criminal economic espionage charges;
- Represented and individual during pre-indictment investigation in connection with criminal antitrust charges.
Mr. Fricke received his Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law. Before practicing law, he pursued a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and taught sociological theory at Columbia University and political sociology at the University of Chicago.