Since 1998, consistently named by his peers as one of the top 5% of all lawyers practicing in the state of Minnesota, including recognition as one of the top 40 employment and appellate lawyers in the state, Andrew Parker has a national reputation as one of the preeminent litigation attorneys in the region.
Mr. Parker has been lead trial counsel on numerous multi-million dollar litigation matters ranging from partnership disputes, breach of shareholder agreements, business-to-business disputes, human resources and employment disputes, civil rights actions, minority shareholder and corporate breakup litigation. Mr. Parker has also handled several cutting-edge creditor's rights and Federal Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuits on behalf of creditors and collection companies. In addition, Mr. Parker has represented some of the largest government employers in the State of Minnesota, including the University of Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis, and the Metropolitan Council.
Prior to launching Parker Rosen in 2005, Mr. Parker operated the Smith Parker law firm for a decade. Previous to that, Mr. Parker was a shareholder at the law firm of Popham Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman, Ltd. Mr. Parker has extensive experience in administrative and regulatory proceedings with local, state and federal agencies. His achievements in contested case hearings and arbitration hearings have led to invitations to speak at state and national conferences on adversarial proceedings.
Mr. Parker has worked on legislative staffs both in Washington D.C. and at the Minnesota State Capital. Mr. Parker has been appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty to the State’s Community and Faith-Based Initiative Task Force and previously by Governor Arne Carlson to the state taskforce reviewing public-sector employment contracts. More recently, Mr. Parker was appointed by Mayor R. T. Rybak to the City of Minneapolis’ Target Center Implementation Committee Taskforce.
An active community leader, Mr. Parker is the cofounder of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) where he served as co-chair from 2000 through 2005 and is currently on the National Council of AIPAC. Mr. Parker also currently serves as Campaign Chair of the Cardozo Society of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Cardozo Society, Board Member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, and a past Board Member of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and Oak Ridge Country Club.