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Kathleen D. Parker

Fax +1.617.261.3175

Ms. Parker is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. She focuses her practice on general civil and commercial litigation matters and government enforcement. She has experience representing a variety of corporate and individual clients in contract, consumer protection, tort, and general business litigation matters in federal and state courts. Ms. Parker also has experience representing clients in internal investigations and due diligence reviews.

Ms. Parker has participated in a variety of state and federal court proceedings, including jury trials, arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, mediations, and dispositive motions. Her representations include litigation arising under state and federal statutory law (including state unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes and RICO) and state common law (including contract and tort). She has also advised clients in domestic and foreign federal criminal matters and enforcement investigations. In addition, Ms. Parker has extensive experience managing complex discovery for clients, including large scale document productions, written discovery, and complex discovery issues relating to electronically stored information and privilege.

Professional Background

While in law school, Ms. Parker was a student lawyer in the Commercial Litigation Clinic where she represented a client at a Department of Unemployment Assistance hearing and obtained a favorable ruling. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Parker interned at Preservation of Affordable Housing and was a paralegal at a midsized law firm in Boston. She was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2010.

  • Represented public broadcasting station and producer in connection with a variety of matters, including civil litigation, arbitration, mediation, and legal strategy.
  • Represented independent public authority in declaratory judgment action brought by municipality in connection with the authority’s development and use of land within the municipality. Representation included successful motion to dismiss.
  • Represented global pharmaceutical company in defense of claims throughout the United States challenging drug pricing practices.
  • Represented local banks in connection with breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, negligence, and Mass. Gen. Laws. Ch. 93A claims and obtained favorable results in all cases.
  • Represented international manufacturing and marketing company in connection with a government investigation, which included overseeing the collection, review, and analysis of thousands of documents, interviewing key witnesses, and preparing presentations to the Department of Justice.   
  • Represented international financial services company in connection with an internal investigation to assess compliance issues.
  • Seeking a new trial for a man currently serving a life sentence in Norfolk Superior Court as a result of a wrongful murder conviction in the early 1980s.
  • Co-author of pro bono amicus brief filed on behalf of the Boston Bar Association in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in a matter concerning the rights due to a defendant under the Massachusetts DNA testing statute and an issue concerning the attorney-client privilege (Commonwealth v. Wade, 475 Mass. 54 (2016)).