Hillel I. Parness is a highly-experienced commercial litigator and trial attorney.  Over the course of his career, Hillel has represented a broad spectrum of domestic and international companies and individuals in a variety of industries.  His clients have included major financial institutions, rapid-growth and technology-leveraged enterprises, and large entertainment and media companies.  In particular, Hillel has substantial experience assisting clients with issues arising from the intersection of emerging technology, media and the Internet, as well as matters arising from the complex business activities of both traditional and Internet-based businesses.

Hillel also serves on the Adjunct Faculty of Columbia Law School, where he has been teaching Internet and intellectual property topics since 2002.  He is frequently called upon for his views on issues relating to complex litigation, intellectual property and the Internet, and he is a regular writer, speaker and commentator on these issues.​

Prior Experience:

Acting Head of Litigation - Univision Communications Inc. (2019)

Acting/Interim Head of Litigation - Warner Music Group Corp. (2014, 2016)

Partner - Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. (2010-2014)

Partner - Lovells LLP (now Hogan Lovells) (2006-2010)

Counsel - Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP (2001-2006)

Associate - Morgan Lewis & Bockius (2000-2001)

Associate - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (1995-2000)

Summer Associate - Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon (1994)


Columbia University Law School, J.D. 1995

Columbia College, Columbia University, A.B. 1995 (Accelerated Interdisciplinary Legal Education Program)

Court Admissions:

New York

New Jersey

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, Ninth and Federal Circuits

United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey