Before joining Bergeson, LLP, Mr. Parrett was a partner with Motley Rice LLC where he represented clients throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel in complex litigation. Today he represents corporations and executives in cases involving claims of fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, and class actions. In 2019, Mr. Parrett was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer®. Only 5% of lawyers in California are selected to receive the Super Lawyers honor.
In December 2016, Mr. Parrett was elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, a preeminent invitation-only, limited-membership organization of accomplished counsel selected from around the world. Dedicated to promoting knowledge, justice, and fellowship, the Federation is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction.
In 2016, Mr. Parrett successfully defended a global multi-family office that manages the finances of several of Silicon Valley’s most prominent executives, winning a dismissal of the entire case on the eve of trial.
In 2015, Mr. Parrett served as lead trial counsel for Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing, Inc. (“GES”) and its CEO in multiple cases. After leading expedited discovery involving more than a dozen depositions, and navigating multiple ex parte applications and motions involving consolidation, continuance, amendment of the pleadings, judgment on the pleadings, expedited discovery, expert discovery, and writs of attachment, among others, all cases were resolved successfully for GES and its CEO.
Mr. Parrett has extensive trial experience. In 2014, Mr. Parrett was a key member of the trial defense team that secured a victory for Ruloff Capital Corporation in a complex case involving the intersection of litigation funding and champerty under international law. In 2013, Mr. Parrett was also member of the trial team that won a $1.15 billion verdict in The People of California v. Atlantic Richfield Company et al., representing multiple cities and counties, including San Francisco, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, and San Diego, in litigation against national lead paint manufacturers. On July 27, 2014, Mr. Parrett, along with other members of the trial team, received Public Justice’s 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for his work on this case.
Mr. Parrett’s memberships include: Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Santa Clara County Bar Association (Civil Practice Committee Member & Judiciary Committee Member), Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and William A. Ingram Inn of Court.