Stephanie E. Parker, a partner at Jones Day, co-leads the firm's business and tort litigation practice of more than 475 lawyers. She also leads the firm's product liability litigation group. Most of Ms. Parker’s work is focused on mass tort and product liability cases for clients in the tobacco, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and automotive industries. One of her main clients is R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, for which she leads about three trials a year. Other recent notable work includes serving as lead trial counsel for Merck in achieving the $2.54 billion patent infringement verdict, the largest in U.S. history. Previously, she was a law clerk for Wilbur D. Owens, Jr., U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia.
Elected to ALI in 2004, Ms. Parker is a member of the Regional Advisory Group for Region 14 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Puerto Rico) and has helped to organize member events and programs about the International Commercial Arbitration project in Atlanta and New York.