Frederic has represented and advised clients in a wide variety of cases, including:
Technology and Privacy
- Advised on legal implications of a private chat system with regard to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and FISA/National Security Letter surveillance.
- Analyzed likely outcomes of civil or criminal action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) related to deep-web data collection.
- Represented defendants accused under the CFAA and other computer crime laws.
- Representation of Guantanamo detainees in habeas corpus actions.
- Advised international criminal defense attorneys on development priorities and best practices in post-conflict legal systems.
- Pre-arrest advising and post-arrest representation of activists participating in peaceful political demonstrations.
- Represented defendants in various New York State misdemeanor cases.
Civil Rights and Consumer Protection
- Represented individuals against credit reporters and debt collectors whose algorithms misidentified or misfiled credit or debt information, including a high six-figure settlement for a student wrongfully denied access to loans.
- Pursued false advertising and fraud claims against a business using forged third-party reports in their marketing and sales documents.
Corporate and Business Law
- Managed corporate formation for New York non-profit organizations and limited liability corporations (LLCs).
- Drafted foundational documents and general contracts for New York LLCs.
- General representation and advising of retail and event businesses in New York.
Before joining Tor Ekeland, P.C., Frederic worked at Fishman & Mallon, LLP, where he litigated in federal and state courts on privacy and data-use issues in credit reporting and debt collection contexts.
Prior to that, Frederic served with the International Legal Foundation (ILF) for several years. He was Lead Researcher for their West Bank Juvenile Justice Project, where he performed the first direct-interview factfinding of juveniles’ experiences in the Palestinian criminal justice system. He also worked as Development Coordinator for the ILF’s Afghanistan program, where he managed fund-raising and advised on development issues in Afghanistan’s legal aid system. Prior to that he served as a legal intern in their New York office.
Frederic studied law at Fordham University School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 2012. At Fordham, Frederic co-founded the Bedouin Advocacy Project, a student-led group that partnered with international legal organizations and performed fact-finding on water rights and other fundamental human rights issues facing the Bedouin community in the Negev desert region. He also participated in the International Justice Clinic, which provides representation to Guantanamo detainees; the Criminal Defense Clinic, where he represented individuals arrested as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement; and the International Human Rights Clinic, where he participated in a fact-finding mission to Lebanon. He was a staff member of Fordham’s Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, and a member of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocates Team. Frederic received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, with a concentration in Conflict and Security, from The George Washington University in 2009.
English, Arabic, Spanish
- Know Your Rites: A Discussion on Mysticism and the Law (2014)
- National Lawyers Guild DisOrientation: Alternative Legal Careers Panel (2013)
- Public Defense on the Front Lines: Criminal Legal Aid Provision in Post-Conflict and Transitional Nations (2013) [http://leitnercenter.org/events/1085/]
- The Rights of the Bedouin: Land Disputes, Water Deprivation, and Village Demolition (2012)
New York Unified Courts
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Northern District of New York