Archis A. Parasharami
Archis is a partner in the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice and co-chair of the firm’s Class Actions practice. He represents clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state appellate courts, and trial courts around the country, with a focus on class action, class certification, and arbitration issues.
Archis is a leader in the field of drafting arbitration agreements and in litigating the enforceability of those agreements. Most notably, Archis was one of the Mayer Brown lawyers who represented AT&T in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, a blockbuster U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring that the Federal Arbitration Act generally requires enforcing arbitration agreements that waive class actions.
Archis is the co-editor of Mayer Brown’s Class Defense blog. He has received several awards recognizing his work on behalf of defendants. In 2014, The National Law Journal identified Archis as a “D.C. Rising Star,” one of “40 game-changing lawyers age 40 and under,” and the same publication named him one of the “Minority 40 Under 40” under 2011. Law360 also selected Archis as a “Rising Star” in the field of class action litigation—one of five lawyers to receive that recognition.