Honorable Katharine Parker

Judge Parker was appointed to the bench of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York as a Magistrate Judge in 2016.  Before becoming a judge, she practiced labor and employment law for twenty-three years at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York where she co-chaired several practice groups and served on the firm’s diversity committee.  Prior to joining Proskauer, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Warren W. Eginton in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. 


Judge Parker has been active in the New York City Bar Association, chairing both its Labor and Employment Law and Disability Law Committees.  She is currently Co-Chair of the Association’s Civic Education Task Force. She co-taught a class on employment law at Cardozo Law School and has published numerous articles on employment law, e-discovery and other litigation-related topics.  She is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. 


She is a graduate of Duke University and Fordham Law School, both cum laude.