Bryan D. Parker, Esq.
Founder and Managing Member of ParkerLaw, P.L.C.
To each of his client’s legal issues, Mr. Parker brings sound judgement and common sense solutions developed over two decades working in Congress and private practice.
Mr. Parker re-enters private practice after nearly nine years conducting congressional oversight and investigations for Senator John McCain at the U.S. Senate Committees on Armed Services; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Indian Affairs; and, Commerce, Science, and Transportation. During that time, Mr. Parker managed massive discovery requests; orchestrated the preparation for dozens of hearings; and, deposed or interviewed almost 200 witnesses, including a Member of Congress, high ranking executive branch officials, senior military officers, and, corporate executives.
Mr. Parker began his government service in 2004 as Investigative Counsel, and later Deputy Chief Investigative Counsel, for Senator McCain on his high-profile investigation of super lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The newspaper Roll Call lauded the investigation as “set[ting] a standard for what Congressional oversight should be, but often isn’t” and involved what Vanity Fair described as “five gory, highly publicized [hearings] in 2004 and 2005.” It was the basis for sweeping congressional ethics and lobbying reform.
Mr. Parker subsequently served as Senator McCain’s lead counsel on investigations into military interrogation policy, counterfeit electronic parts in the defense supply chain, and the costs of overseas military bases. He also led a team that exposed fraud, waste, and abuse in government programs funded under the Stimulus Act.
Mr. Parker took a six month hiatus from the Senate to work as Senior Advisor-Special Projects for the McCain-Palin 2008 campaign. There, he conducted internal investigations in response to major media inquiries and helped design and execute rapid responses with the communications team.
Before entering public service, Mr. Parker spent 11 years in private practice representing domestic and international clients, as both counselor and advocate. He advised clients on business formation, governance, and dissolution, employment matters, contracting, and trademark and trade secret protection. He successfully represented companies and their owners and officers, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in state and Federal court litigation across the United States involving contract disputes; non-compete agreements; partnership disputes; officer and director liability; breach of fiduciary duties; trademark, trade dress, and patent infringement; theft of trade secrets; business torts; lender liability; and, employment disputes.
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Juris Doctorate, Georgetown University Law Center, 1993
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Tulane University, 1990
Speaker, “Introduction to the Counterfeit Parts Crisis: Scope of the Counterfeit Parts Problem – Views from the Hill, Industry Experts and Analysts,” -- American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law.
Speaker, “Overview of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Inquiry into Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain and Resulting Legislation,” -- Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy.