C. Allen Parker

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C. Allen Parker
Born Jacksonville, Florida
Alma mater Duke University (B.A)
University of Chicago (M.A)
Columbia Law School (J.D.)
Occupation Lawyer
Known for Election to Presiding Partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore; A leading U.S. banking and finance lawyer [1]

C. Allen Parker was the Presiding Partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He currently serves as the General Counsel of Wells Fargo.

Early life and career[edit]

Allen Parker was born in Jacksonville, Florida.[2] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Duke University in 1977 and a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1980. He then earned a Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Columbia Law School in 1983, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review.[3] After graduating, Parker served in a clerkship with Amalya Lyle Kearse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Parker joined Cravath in 1984 and became a partner in 1990. He was elected Deputy Presiding Partner in October 2006. In January 2013, he became the firm's fifteenth Presiding Partner.[3][4]


  1. ^ "C. Allen Parker" Legal500 Profile
  2. ^ http://www.cravath.com/aparker/
  3. ^ a b MarketWatch.com Archived July 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Lattman, Peter "Cravath Names a New Leader" DealBook, New York Times. June 28, 2012.