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Hon. Katharine H. Parker
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker was sworn into office in November 2016. After graduating from Duke University and Fordham University School of Law, she served as law clerk to Judge Warren W. Eginton in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. From 1993 to 2016, Judge Parker was an associate and later an equity partner with Proskauer Rose LLP where she practiced labor and employment law and chaired several practice groups including Employment Law Counseling and Training, and Government Regulatory Relations and Affirmative Action. Judge Parker has been actively involved with the NYC Bar Association during her career, and has chaired both the Disability Law and Employment Committees. Judge Parker is also involved in pro bono and charitable causes, including the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Girl Be Heard. She was a recipient of the Fairy Godmother Award from Girl Be Heard and the Jeremy Epstein Award for Pro Bono Service from the NYC Bar Association.