Christopher E. Parker

Member
Phone:
404-962-6456
Fax:
404-962-6356
Atlanta Office
1180 West Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3407

Chris Parker's practice focuses on the representation and counseling of companies in matters pertaining to the workplace and the protection of their intellectual property and trade secrets. In addition to serving as an advocate for clients, Mr. Parker is also trained as a mediator and frequently serves as a third-party neutral. Mr. Parker has represented private and public employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as numerous state administrative agencies. Mr. Parker had the honor of successfully defending one of the first lawsuits to be filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act and served as successful lead trial counsel in one of the first cases to be tried under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Mr. Parker has served as lead counsel in class actions and numerous multi-party cases.

Mr. Parker represents clients in the retail, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, service, entertainment, hospitality, health care and insurance industries, as well as numerous local government bodies. Mr. Parker has been selected on repeated occasions by Georgia Trend Magazine as a member of "The Legal Elite: Georgia's Most Effective Lawyers" as determined by other attorneys practicing in Georgia and is proud to have been selected by his peers as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" for seven consecutive years. Mr. Parker is a member of the firm's policy committee and is a frequent author and speaker before a variety of continuing legal education and business audiences.

Presentations
  • "Annual Employment Law: Beyond the Basics," Sterling Education Services, October 2013
  • "Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge," National Business Institute, March 2013
  • "Employment Law Essentials: Protecting Your Confidential Information and Business Relationships; An Immigration Update; and Employee Termination Practices," Japan-America Society of Georgia, May 2011
  • "Fundamentals of Employment Law," Sterling Education Services, April 2011
  • "Wage Hour: Collective Actions vs. Class Actions" and "Social Networking & Privacy in the Workplace," Federal Bar Association, February 2011
Other Professional Accomplishments
  • Named Georgia's Top 100 in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation-Labor & Employment since 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
  • Named on multiple occasions to Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite
Publications
  • "Protecting Your Business Assets in Georgia," Current Accounts, May 2013
  • "Unintended Engagements: What Just Happened?," The Federal Lawyer, July 2012
  • "Tweet Me Your Status: Social Media in Discovery and at Trial," The Federal Lawyer, February 2012
  • "The Rising Tide of Social Media," The Federal Lawyer, May 2011