Eric Newman, Bojangles’

Eric Newman, Bojangles'

Eric Newman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Bojangles’

As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Bojangles’ companies, Mr. Newman oversees franchise and company development and has responsibility for strategic growth and expansion. During the last five years, under his management of its development functions, Bojangles’ has been one of the fastest growing and most successful expansion companies in the restaurant industry, and has been named as the fastest growing chicken restaurant chain, and among the fastest growing private companies in the nation. In 2012, in his role as General Counsel Mr. Newman was named “Outstanding Corporate Counsel” by the Charlotte Business Journal in its inaugural annual award in the category.

Throughout his career, Mr. Newman has advised numerous companies in various industries with regard to business, corporate and franchise matters as well as legal consultation with various franchise systems and law firms. For many years Mr. Newman has consulted with franchise systems and companies regarding growth and business expansion strategies, both domestically and internationally. He also teaches Constitutional Law and Business Law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to his career in franchise and development, he working in banking and lending as Corporate Counsel for Barclays American Corp, as part of Barclays Bank, and as a staff attorney and law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.