Jennifer Parks is White & Case's Chief Operating Officer in Asia-Pacific and oversees the Firm’s operations in Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and the Firm's association with Indonesian law Firm WCA. She is responsible for ensuring that the APAC offices and practices are working on an integrated basis with the Firm's global network. Ms. Parks provides leadership across the region and coordinates their activities to ensure the strategy and operational plans for the office and local practices are successfully implemented. She is also responsible for ensuring that all appropriate infrastructure and processes to support the effective running of the APAC region are in place.
Jennifer also serves as President and advisor to White & Case Global Operations Center (Manila) LLP, the Firm's shared service center in Manila.
Prior to becoming White & Case's COO in Asia, Jennifer was the Firm's Director of Strategic Initiatives for five years, based in New York. Her main responsibilities in this role were to work with senior management of the Firm on implementation of the Firm's new structure and long-term strategy. Her work included macro and micro business planning, analysis and implementation of strategic initiatives, assessment of opportunities, change management, and improvement of Firm systems and global business support strategy.
Jennifer's 20+ year career also includes strategy and change management roles in both the consulting and financial services sector, based in New York, London and Dallas.