Dr. Evan Parker
Founder, Parker Analytics
Dr. Evan Parker is the Founding Partner of Parker Analytics LLC. Evan has a PhD in Political Science, is a researcher, skilled practitioner and expert at effectively communicating data-driven insights that optimize decision-making and strategic planning in the legal industry.
Evan counts among his clients AmLaw 100 firms and Fortune 100 companies, including among the Top 10, and serves as data analytics partner and advisor to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). By introducing statistical models and analytics, Evan helps clients select and retain top talent while increasing diverse representation; facilitate collaboration between law departments and law firms to increase utilization of women and lawyers from diverse backgrounds; forecast revenue and identify key drivers of profitability; and evaluate the importance of geography, industry and the labor market on financial performance.
Evan’s holistic approach and use of data to inform law firm management and legal operations have saved clients millions of dollars and put his clients at the forefront of their industry. A recent client collaboration was the subject of a Harvard Law School Case Study and showcased as an “Innovation in Diversity“ at LCLD’s 2018 Leadership Summit.
Evan conducts wide-ranging data-driven research on the legal industry and regularly presents his research and insights at law firm retreats and industry conferences. He recently introduced conference attendees to the 41 AmLaw firms that, when statistically evaluated against additional financial performance criteria, demonstrate the capability to withstand market sensitivities. Most recently, he published an article on Legal Evolution about the benefits of diversity for corporate legal departments and law firms -- better legal outcomes and higher profits, respectively.