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May 10, 2021

New York lawyer Jacqueline Parker named recipient of ABA Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award

CHICAGO, May 10, 2021 — The American Bar Association Business Law Section has selected New York attorney Jacqueline Parker to receive its 2021 Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award.

The award, which is presented annually to an exceptional woman business lawyer who has made significant contributions to the profession and to the Business Law Section, was presented at the section’s recently held Virtual Spring Meeting.

“I am extremely honored and delighted to accept the 2021 Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award and join the distinguished group of Glass Cutter Award recipients that created a path for me and so many others to become a business lawyer,” Parker said. 

Parker is the deputy director of consumer fairness at Citi and a member of Independent Compliance Risk Management’s team focused on Diversity and Inclusion. She is also an adjunct professor at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in White Plains, New York.  Parker is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (LL.M. in Banking Law) and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law (J.D.).  She was appointed to the ABA Standing Committee on Membership and was also a member of the ABA Presidential Advisory Council on Pipeline in the Profession, seeking to ensure that students of color consider and prepare for legal careers. 

Parker co-chaired the Business Law Section’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee; co-chaired the Programs Committee; chaired the Truth in Lending subcommittee; served on the section’s National Conference for the Minority Lawyer; and served on the council. She also writes articles for “The Business Lawyer” and “BLT,” serves on various CLE panels and most recently contributed to the treatise on consumer finance law, “Consumer Finance Law: Understanding Consumer Financial Services Regulations.” Parker was elected in 2013 to the American Law Institute, and in 2019 to the Board of Regents of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. 

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