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Hon. Barrington D. Parker

Hon. Barrington D. Parker

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
New York, NY, USA

Judge Barrington D. Parker was elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President Bush in November 2001. Prior to his elevation, he had been appointed to the District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1994.

Judge Parker was born on August 21, 1944 in Washington, D.C. He was educated in the Washington, D.C. public schools and at Yale College (B.A. 1965) and Yale Law School (L.L.B. 1969). From August 1969 to August 1970 he was law clerk to the Honorable Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., United States District Judge, Washington, D.C.. His father, Barrington D. Parker, Sr., sat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1969 to 1993.

Judge Parker practiced general commercial litigation in New York City for approximately 23 years.  From 1987 until he assumed the bench he was a partner with Morrison & Foerster. From 1977 to 1987 he was a partner with Parker Auspitz Neesemann & Delehanty, P.C., and from 1970 to 1977 was associated with Sullivan & Cromwell.  

During his years in practice Judge Parker was involved in a variety of professional and civic activities. For a number of years he was the President of the Board of The Harlem School of the Arts as well as Vice-President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. He is a former member of the Yale Corporation and currently serves as a Trustee of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Board. 


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