James F. Parver


Jim Parver focuses his practice on commercial litigation. He has more than 45 years of experience representing clients in large, complex commercial cases, at the trial and appellate levels, in New York State courts and federal courts throughout the country.

Jim’s cases have included securities fraud class actions, a wide variety of contract disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and claims of breach of fiduciary duty, theft and improper disclosure of trade secrets, violations of non-compete provisions, fraud and fraudulent transfers, and antitrust violations. He has also represented clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Before joining Blank Rome, Jim practiced in the litigation departments of two large international law firms and another law firm in New York City. He also investigated and litigated antitrust matters as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Jim was also a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School, where he taught courses on Federal Courts and the Federal System, Conflicts of Laws, and Advanced Civil Practice and Procedure. He has also served as a mediator on cases in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County.

Jim is a member, and was Co-Chairman, of the Federal Procedure Committee of the New York State Bar Association. He authored or co-authored numerous published reports of the Committee. He also co-authored the chapter on “Expert Witnesses” in the multi-volume treatise, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (Second Ed.).

While in law school, Jim was an editor of the Law Review for the Columbia University School of Law, and graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.



  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
Professional Activities

Jim is Co-Chairman of the Committee on Federal Procedure of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.



  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Columbia University School of Law, JD
  • Cornell University, BA