Marissa Parker

Deputy Executive Director & Partner

Marissa Parker


Selected by the board of directors to assume the role of executive director beginning in 2023, Marissa Parker currently serves as deputy executive director, combining her legal expertise and passion for people-centricity to drive operational agility and exceptional client service. Marissa focuses her time on practice group management, lateral acquisitions and integration, firm operations and strategic initiatives, business process improvement, advancing diversity, and professional development across the firm. She works closely with firm leadership and helps oversee many of the firm’s business support functions, including human resources, talent acquisition and development, information technology and security, marketing, and office infrastructure.

A practicing litigator for over a decade, Marissa draws upon a wealth of experience representing and advising institutional clients in complex, high-stakes disputes involving securities fraud, professional liability, fiduciary breaches, healthcare, patent infringement, and the scope of constitutional protections for religious organizations. Hallmarks of her litigation career – a pragmatic approach to problem-solving, commitment to achieving outcomes with short and long-term value, and high-touch mentoring and training of associates – now resound in her role as deputy executive director.

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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.A., Brown University

  • Board of Directors, Friends of Hebrew Public
  • Past Board Member, Minds Matter of Philadelphia
  • Executive Committee, Brown Alumni Club of Philadelphia
  • Stradley Ronon Management Committee
  • Stradley Ronon Diversity Committee
  • Stradley Ronon Technology Committee


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Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Managing the Modern and Evolving Work Paradigm,” ALAS Firm Administration Conference
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  • The Legal Intelligencer, "Lawyers on the Fast Track"
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow
  • Forum Of Executive Women’s Mentoring Program Graduate
  • United Way’s Young Leaders Program Graduate
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In The Community

Marissa is committed to pro bono work, volunteering her time as a board member, and focusing her efforts on furthering education opportunities in Philadelphia. As an active member of the Board of Friends, Hebrew Public, and former past board member of Minds Matter of Philadelphia, she supports accessible, high-touch, innovative educational programs for students of all backgrounds. In her previous role as firm hiring partner, Marissa led a 250-hour research and writing pro bono project with the SeniorLAW Center, addressing best practices for remote court proceedings to increase equity and reduce bias, recommended legislative and social services changes for older LGBTQ community members, and ways to enfranchise eligible older voters during the pandemic.
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