Biography

Attorney Alex Parrish brings his experience in transactional and litigation matters to bear to solve problems for clients.  He helps businesses ranging from basic start-ups to operating companies to venture-backed technology-based enterprises with entity selection and formation, strategic development, contracts, financing, buy-sell agreements, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, employment issues, technology licensing, and intellectual property rights including patent, copyright and trademark strategy.  He has also represented companies and individuals in litigating disputes related to the above areas. In effect, he works as a general counsel, understanding the business and helping make and execute decisions.

His background extends beyond representing companies and individuals in the private practice of law.  He has been a general counsel of several companies, including a software-as-a-service ecommerce platform company.  Alex is also an experienced business executive who has served in many senior management positions, including CEO, VP of Sales, VP of Business Development, and as a co-founder or consultant for companies across many technologies, including software, e-commerce, advanced materials, IT services, electronic devices and life sciences.

Alex received his law degree from Georgetown, where he was on the Georgetown Law Journal and the Dean’s List and received the AmJur Award for Property.  His undergraduate degree is from Duke in political science.  At Duke, he received the President’s Leadership Award, was the Chairman of the President’s Honor Council and Speaker of the Legislature of the Duke student government and participated in Army ROTC, as well as making the Dean’s List.  When he was a senior, he was selected to be a full member of the Duke University Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

Alex was a White House intern one summer during law school working on education issues, and served as a field artillery officer in the United States Army, where he was an Honor Graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

Alex is actively involved in his communities of Mt. Lebanon and Pittsburgh.  He is in his fifth year as President of the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club which supports missions locally, nationally and internationally.  In addition to participating in various boards and committees in the township of Mt. Lebanon, he is an active member of Southminster Presbyterian Church where he has been a deacon and an elder and served on many commissions.  He helps lead the local alumni organizations for Duke and Georgetown.  On the side, Alex plays tennis, baseball and basketball, and is a certified tennis teaching professional, teaching part time.  He is also the current Senior Vice President of the local district of the United States Tennis Association.

Education
B.A, Political Science, Duke University
J.D., Georgetown University

Admissions
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western
District of Pennsylvania

Phone: 412.434.4911 ext 21

E-Mail: alex@elliott-davis.com

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