Regulatory & Administrative Law

Zeke Creech has experience at the intersection of Law, Business, Policy, and People.

Private Practice. In private practice, Zeke has experience or can assist clients in the following areas:

•  Guidance:  Providing guidance on the applicability of statutes and government regulations and policies.
•  Licensing:  Preparing and assisting with State licensure applications and matters.
•  Hearings:   Representing parties before government agencies, boards, and commissions.
•  Agency actions:  Thoughtfully responding to certain matters involving federal, State, and local agencies and bodies.

Public Sector.  In the public sector, Zeke has served as:

•  Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Bob R. Etheridge (NC-02) in Washington, D.C.
•  Hearings Officer with the N.C. Employment Security Commission.
•  Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina during the tenure of U.S. Attorney George E. B. Holding, Obama administration.
•  General Counsel to the N.C. Department of Administration under Secretary Moses Carey, Jr., during the administration of Governor Beverly Eaves Perdue.

As General Counsel to a wide-ranging State agency, Zeke worked in the following areas or capacities:

Council of State Advisor to the Governor, working in conjunction with the State Budget Director and others across State Government on State Property matters for monthly Council of State meetings.
Division of Purchase & Contract, helping draft an agency bill for modernizing procurement in the State.
N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation, helping draft an agency bill to protect individuals forcibly sterilized by the State.
State Environmental Review Clearinghouse (the central point of contact for receipt and circulation of environmental documents for review and comment under SEPA and NEPA).
State Recovery Office (the office coordinating and monitoring federal stimulus funds), serving as counsel in its final months of operation.
Agency Rule-making Coordinator.
Public Records Requests.
Ethics Liaison to the State Ethics Commission.
Other Special Assignments and Projects, including the merger of Triad-area Councils of Government, the State’s Web Portal project, permitting and use of State facilities, ownership of submerged lands (Yadkin River), and energy-related initiatives, among others.