Robert Ted Parker

Parker Law Firm
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Agricultural Law...
  • California
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Ted Parker is a business trial lawyer with extensive experience in a broad range of industries: securities, IP and e-commerce, construction, products liability, agriculture and food products, film and publishing. After graduation from Cornell Law School, he began practice in business law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco. He was the first corporate counsel at ITEL Corporation. More recently, he has practiced as a large-firm partner (K&L Gates) and a small-firm partner (Berg & Parker), and now operates a "virtual" law firm, collaborating with colleagues electronically. He has handled major litigation nationally and internationally, including as lead defense counsel in the Charles Keating/Lincoln Savings class action. Mr. Parker's client (a French bank) was the only defendant to emerge with no liability after a four-month trial that reached a $3 billion jury verdict. It was then the second-largest jury verdict in U.S. history. His construction law practice, for owners, engineers and contractors in the U.S. and abroad, has involved offshore facilities, bridge and tunnel construction, and airport and large building construction. He defended a Chicago River flood-control tunnel constructor, an LNG tanker unloading facility contractor in Mexico, and a specialty subcontractor in the collapse of an ocean-spanning cantilever bridge in Palau. Mr. Parker’s agriculture and food-production practice has involved large-scale growing and distribution of organic or nonorganic produce, including tomatoes, sugar, winery grapes and lettuce in varied growing areas in the U.S. and abroad. He handles crop loss cases in state courts and compliance issues under the USDA'S National Organic Program. Mr. Parker also represents international business interests in United States federal courts. For foreign clientele, he has handled cases in banking, securities, computer technology, trademarks, trade secrets and agriculture. He successfully argued the landma

Education
Cornell University
J.D. (1969) | Law
Honors: Editor, Cornell Law Review; Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
Professional Experience
Equity Partner
K&L Gates LLP
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Described on Website: http://tedparkerlaw.com
Equity Partner
Berg & Parker LLP
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Firm merged into Preston, Gates & Ellis LLP
Awards
West Publishing Co. Prize in Constitutional Law
Cornell Law School
Professional Associations
Diablo Symphony Association
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Bar Association of San Francisco
Current
American Bar Association
Current
Golden Gate University School of Law
Adjunct Professor
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Activities: Taught courses in E-Commerce Law and Commercial Law
Appalachian School of Law
Visiting Professor
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Activities: Taught courses in Conflict of Laws and Commercial Law: Payment Systems.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
2nd Circuit
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Agricultural Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Law
Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website
Contact & Map
San Francisco Office
One Sansome St. #3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
USA
Telephone: (415) 412-1615