Kathleen D. Parker

Associate

State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950

United States of America

Ms. Parker is an associate in the firm’s Boston office, where she is a member of the labor, employment & workplace safety practice group. Ms. Parker focuses her practice on counseling international and domestic businesses on various employment issues, including preparing and revising internal policies, navigating pre- and post-employment relationships, and properly classifying employees and contractors. Ms. Parker also regularly conducts discrimination and harassment prevention training for corporate clients, represents businesses in civil and administrative employment litigation matters, and conducts internal employment investigations on behalf of her clients. Ms. Parker is dedicated to working with her clients to achieve their business goals while ensuring compliance with constantly evolving employment laws.

Ms. Parker’s employment-related work is complemented by her significant experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes in both state and federal court, managing complex discovery for clients, responding to both formal and informal inquiries from the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, and conducting internal investigations in connection with government enforcement actions.

Ms. Parker is also passionate about providing pro bono clients with legal representation and frequently advises non-profit organizations in various ways, including reviewing employee handbooks and conducting employment audits. In 2018, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recognized Ms. Parker with an Excellence in the Law - Pro Bono Award for her pro bono work helping to secure the release of Fred Weichel, who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 36 years for a crime he did not commit.

Ms. Parker is an active member of the firm’s Women in the Profession Committee, serving as the co-chair of the Boston office’s chapter.

Education

  • B.A., Boston College (2006)
    (magna cum laude)
  • J.D., Boston College Law School (2011)
    (cum laude)

Admissions

Bar of Massachusetts
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