From 2004 to 2012, Larry Parsons held the position of Vice President, Legal and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. In this role he had responsibility for all ethics, compliance, labor and employment law and litigation, immigration, corporate social responsibility and investigation matters worldwide for Freescale. Freescale is a public company headquartered in Austin, Texas with over 18,000 employees in 26 countries.
Prior to assuming this role for Freescale, Larry was Senior Director, Labor and Employment Law for Motorola, Inc. and its Semiconductor Products Sector, the predecessor to Freescale. Before joining Motorola, Larry practiced labor and employment law in the Austin office of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. and in the Dallas office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, L.L.P.
Larry received his B.S. from Texas Christian University (cum laude, University Honors and Departmental Honors) and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law (Order of the Coif, Law Review). Following law school he clerked for the Hon. Jerre S. Williams, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Larry is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Texas General Counsel Forum and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. He has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations including Marywood Child and Family Services, the Austin Theater Alliance, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Chorus Austin and the Austin Summer Musical for Children.