Kari ParksAssociate

Andrew G. Russell

Kari Parks is a trial lawyer experienced in complex commercial litigation, financial regulatory disputes, criminal defense, and employment defense and counseling. She has tried cases in state and federal courts and arbitration, with a particular focus on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters. Kari’s public interest work has included numerous Criminal Justice Act defense matters in the Southern District of New York, the District of Columbia, and the Eastern District of Virginia and asylum work.

Kari earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, where she interned with the Center for Criminal Defense, competed on the Jessup International Moot Court and Vis International Arbitration teams, was a Senior Editor of the Journal of International Law and Business, and served on the Miner Moot Court Board and as Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kari practiced at litigation boutiques and Linklaters, where she received the firm’s Community Investment Award. She serves as a Legal Outreach Mentor and Board Member of the Nouveau Classical Project.


  • Tel (212) 269-1400
  • Fax (212) 809-4147
  • Email kparks@gusraekaplan.com | Vcard

Practice Areas


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law – Concentrations in Appellate Law and Civil Litigation, 2013
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego – Political Science, Minor in Music, 2007


  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association