Parker White


Parker White assists clients in matters regarding national security and international trade, reinsurance disputes, and federal civil rights violations. He has published several articles on international arbitration, U.S. sanctions, and international trade. He is a primary member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group and a secondary member of the Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice Group.

In his previous role, Parker served as a judicial clerk at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, supervising 125+ civil cases on the general civil and habeas dockets, including cases involving employment discrimination, insurance, FLSA, ERISA, and civil rights. He drafted orders on motions including motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, and motions to remand. He has also worked for a federal judge in the Northern District of California, where he drafted orders in cases involving maritime law, securities law, and criminal law—including the Elizabeth Holmes criminal trial.

During his time at Harvard Law School, Parker received internships with the Office of the Legal Counselor at the U.S. State Department and an international law firm in The Hague. He was a summer associate at the Public International Law & Policy Group in Washington, D.C.

Parker also holds a master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, through which he worked for the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, reporting on disinformation in elections and armed conflicts, and researching United States and Russia relations for Evelyn Farkas. He was a Fulbright AmeriCorps volunteer in Alabama, his home state.

Awards and Recognition

  • Rhodes Scholarship Finalist
21 September 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Knowles Corporation in Acquisition of Cornell Dubilier

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Knowles Corporation, a leading global supplier of high performance components and solutions, including ceramic capacitors and radio frequency filters, advanced medtech microphones, balanced armature speakers, and audio solutions, in entering a definitive agreement to acquire Cornell Dubilier.
06 September 2023 Viewpoints

Understanding the Evolving U.S. Sanctions and Restrictions on Ethiopia and Eritrea

Several U.S. sanctions and restrictions on Ethiopia and Eritrea remain in place due to the countries’ failure to fully implement the peace deal reached with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in November 2022.
21 June 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

What Every Multinational Company Should Know About...the International Arbitration Clause in Its Contract

International arbitration provides a binding, neutral, and consensual process for resolving contractual disputes between parties, often resulting in resolutions that are quicker, cheaper, more private, and more controllable than litigation in a court of law.
24 May 2023 Viewpoints

10th Circ. Highlights US Court Discretion On Arbitral Awards

In Compañía de Inversiones Mercantiles SA v. Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV, a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently held in a 2-1 decision that the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado had not abused its discretion when it denied a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(5) motion to vacate its prior confirmation of a foreign arbitral award, even though a foreign court in the country where the arbitration took place had annulled the award after the district court's initial recognition.
12 December 2022 Blogs

Preliminary Determination of Circumvention Regarding Solar Energy Products from SE Asia

On December 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“USDOC”) published its preliminary determination that certain manufacturers of solar energy products in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia that rely on Chinese-origin inputs are circumventing U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties relating to crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules of Chinese origin.
21 November 2022 Viewpoints

Navigating U.S. Sanctions and Restrictions on Ethiopia and Eritrea

U.S. sanctions and other restrictions on Ethiopia and Eritrea may persist despite a recent deal between the government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.