Brooks Pierce attorneys Ryan Fairchild and Will Quick have been named to the inaugural North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board.
The board is comprised of 18 legal professionals from around the state and will serve as a focus group for new pro bono initiatives, resources and communications. It will also aid the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center in devising the mission and strategy for upcoming work and provide input and perspective regarding the nature and process of pro bono service. The board will also work to increase pro bono service amongst North Carolina attorneys.
“At Brooks Pierce, we encourage our attorneys to pursue pro bono opportunities and community service,” said Reid Phillips, the firm’s managing partner. “We’re pleased that both Ryan and Will are receiving recognition for their involvement with pro bono work and know that they’ll bring valuable insight and ideas to their roles with the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board.”
Fairchild represents esports players, organizations and stakeholders in a variety of contract, licensing and corporate issues. He also represents both domestic and international clients in state and federal litigation, including in complex business, intellectual property and constitutional matters. He serves on the board of directors for the Children’s Museum of Wilmington, the community advisory board for WHQR and the board of directors, young professional committee for A Safe Place.
Currently, Fairchild provides pro bono contract review for several Wilmington schools and nonprofit organizations as well as esports players. During his time at the University of North Carolina School of Law he provided individual clients with counsel and litigation support through the UNC Law Civil Legal Assistance Clinic and helped people from low-income communities create end-of-life and other estate documents.
Quick focuses his practice on complex business litigation, data privacy and municipal law. He represents businesses and local governments in a wide variety of trial and appellate matters and before state agencies in North Carolina and South Carolina. He is currently Administrative Division Director of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Young Lawyers Division and is a member of the NCBA Litigation Section Council.
From 2015 to 2018, Quick served as co-chair of the NCBA Litigation Section Pro Bono Committee and from 2017 to 2018 served as co-chair of the NCBA Free Legal Answers Task Force. He has participated in the NCBA’s 4ALL statewide service day, where volunteer attorneys man call centers and provide advice to callers on a myriad of issues, and the Wills For Heroes program where volunteer attorneys draft wills and advanced directives for first responders free of charge. He also provides pro bono service to Pets for Vets, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.