Ken Parsigian, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department and Chair of the Boston Litigation & Trial Department, represents clients in both civil and criminal matters, with a primary focus on complex mass tort and RICO litigation. He advises clients on compliance with state, federal, and international laws and regulations concerning product safety, import-export procedures and anti-money laundering programs.
Mr. Parsigian has argued appeals before the First, Second, Third, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as in state appellate courts in Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee, Delaware and Michigan. His representative mass tort client base has included Philip Morris USA, Philip Morris International, Eli Lilly, Estee Lauder, Playtex, Curtice Burns, CBS, Zoll Medical, CR Bard and Boston Scientific.
Prior to Latham, Mr. Parsigian was Associate Independent Counsel in the Iran Contra investigation conducted by Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh, where he headed the investigation of former US Attorney General Edwin Meese. After graduating law school, Mr. Parsigian clerked for Hon. Stephen G. Breyer on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
In 2009, Mr. Parsigian was awarded the American Bar Association’s John Minor Wisdom Award for Professionalism and Public Service. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, The Lawdragon 500, The World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers and The World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers. Most recently, Mr. Parsigian was awarded the Commitment to Justice Award by the Youth Advocacy Foundation.
Mr. Parsigian is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) and has spoken and authored articles on mass tort issues for the Manhattan Institute, ATRA, Defense Research Institute and Washington Legal Foundation, and taught Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education courses in civil litigation and professional responsibility classes at Boston University School of Law. He also serves on the Board of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.