D. Craig Parry Named President of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless is pleased to announce that D. Craig Parry has been selected as President of the firm.

“Since returning from law school and a federal clerkship in Boston, Parr Brown has been my home for over 25 years. While over that time, and particularly the past two years, the legal market – and even the way of practicing law – has changed significantly, Parr Brown has stayed moored to the principles upon which it was founded 47 years ago by a handful of partners dissatisfied with their firms’ top-down management and economic incentives for attorneys that did not align with client’s best interests. Parr Brown’s unique open and fully democratic governance structure allows and demands that each attorney be actively engaged in firm management and take responsibility for the short- and long-term direction of the firm. Its compensation structure encourages and rewards efficient work, attorney collaboration, long-term client relationships, and effective utilization of various attorneys’ time and expertise. And most importantly, despite the fluctuating legal market, Parr Brown has remained consistently committed to exacting hiring standards, as its people are its most valuable asset.”

Craig Parry is a litigation partner who previously worked at a Japanese law firm in Tokyo. In addition to a wide-range of litigation matters, his 27-year practice includes significant international transactional work, representing both U.S. clients with overseas operations and foreign clients involved in cross-border transactions. He has represented clients throughout Japan and Southeast Asia, the EMEA, Central and South America, and Canada. As a Board Member of Meritas, a premier global alliance of independent law firms located in all 50 states and almost 100 countries, with over 8,000 attorneys, Mr. Parry has worked closely with local law firms in over 45 countries to meet the needs of clients..

Respected by clients, some of whom he has represented for more than a quarter-century, Mr. Parry is a trusted adviser who takes the time to know and understand the client’s business, needs, and goals. He draws upon his extensive litigation experience in working with and advising clients on strategies to set up and carry out operations to minimize the risk of disputes and litigation.

Mr. Parry frequently consults with U.S. companies expanding into foreign markets, bringing to their attention and advising them on legal issues that bear on their business plans and discussing with them ways to enter and operate in the foreign market that fit with the company’s goals and strategies and the relevant legal environment. Once a strategy has been set, Mr. Parry assists clients in setting up the business structure necessary to effectuate the plans, including establishing a presence in the foreign jurisdiction, and negotiating and drafting inter- and intra-company agreements, such as licensing, distribution, services, manufacturing, management, marketing, and joint venture agreements.  He also advises clients in the U.S. and other countries concerning compliance with the European Union data privacy and security laws (such as the GDPR) and concerning best practices for clients in protecting electronic personal data.