Deanna Pantin Parrish

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Clinical Instructor, HNMCP

Deanna Pantin Parrish is Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program.

Prior to returning to Harvard, Ms. Parrish worked as the Principal Consultant of CMA Consulting Group, an international firm based in Melbourne, Australia that offers strategic consulting and corporate education on dispute resolution and negotiation to clients across the Asia-Pacific region. In this role, Ms. Parrish spearheaded the design and development of bespoke dispute resolution and learning solutions for over 2,000 professionals in law, higher education, organizational development, finance, technology, and government.

While in Australia, Ms. Parrish designed and taught courses on negotiation and mediation at Monash University Faculty of Law. She has also served as a teaching team member for executive education programs offed by the Harvard Negotiation Institute.

Prior to joining CMA, Ms. Parrish practiced as a litigation associate with the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where she assisted a wide variety of clients in resolving commercial disputes and international matters. She has also served as a Legal Fellow with the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), mediating disputes in the Circuit Court of Cook County, and training students from Chicago-area law schools in mediation and conflict-resolution skills.

Prior to her work as an attorney and dispute resolution professional, Ms. Parrish worked in the government and non-profit sectors, including at the White House under the Obama Administration, and with the Clinton Global Initiative.

Ms. Parrish has been lucky to live, work, and study throughout Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. She holds a B.A. in International & Area Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, summa cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a certified mediator and member of the District of Columbia Bar.