Former state Del. Bill Frick has joined a Washington legislative and public advocacy law firm.
Frick, who unsuccessfully ran as one of six candidates in the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive last year, represented District 16 in the Maryland legislature for 10 years.
Frick previously practiced law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He holds a law degree from Harvard Law School.
Frick said he will focus mainly on government relations and commercial litigation at his new firm, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP.
“This is a law firm where I’ve got a number of friends and I know they do great work,” Frick said. “It’s a place that has the opportunity to practice both traditional litigation like I did in my private life and also do some government relations work building on my career in Annapolis.”
The 44-year-old was born in Silver Spring and attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School before earning a bachelor’s in political science and history from Northwestern University.
Frick chaired the county’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee before his appointment to fill a vacant delegate seat in 2007. He served as majority leader from 2017-19.
Reflecting on his time in the legislature, where his district included Bethesda, North Bethesda and Potomac, Frick said he was most proud of his work on retirement security, clean energy and government spending transparency.
Frick said he maintains a good relationship with the county executive despite the election result – he came in last place in a field of six, with 3.6 percent of the primary vote.
“I’d love to continue serving the community through my private life,” Frick said.
He said he has no plans to run for office.
CGL handles legislative and public advocacy cases in addition to work in areas such as consumer protection, healthcare plans and corporate governance.