IRVINE, Calif. - The Motorcycle Industry Council has named Erik Pritchard its new general counsel, taking over from longtime counsel Paul Vitrano, who left the association earlier this month for a new position at Polaris.
Pritchard will be general counsel for the MIC, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America.
Pritchard has worked with the MIC as outside counsel since his employment with Ross, Dixon and Bell, the law firm founded by longtime MIC consultant Stu Ross. During his 10 years as an associate and partner in the firm, Pritchard supported the MIC and the other Irvine-based associations in a variety of litigation and non-litigation matters.
In 2010 Pritchard left the firm to found the Pritchard Law Firm in Newport Beach, Calif. The relationship between Pritchard and the MIC and related associations grew to include land access and rider training, among other matters.
“After many years of working with the associations as outside counsel, I’m excited to join full time,” said Pritchard
“We have had the pleasure of working with [Pritchard] for many years, and now we look forward to furthering our relationship as he joins us on staff," said Tim Buche, MIC president. "We have all benefitted from Erik’s legal expertise over the years and we believe that his extensive industry experience will help him successfully serve the association boards in the future.”
Pritchard received his undergraduate degree from the University of California-Riverside and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He has taught contracts, real property and civil procedure.
From a press release. Posted by Mary Slepicka