Knowledge – Experience –Integrity

Parker Eastin, Esq.

Partner

707 N.E. Third Avenue
Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale FL 33304
Phone: 954-634-4400
Fax: 954-634-4418

Parker@NicholsonEastin.com
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Mr. Eastin is one of the founding partners of Nicholson & Eastin, LLP, and he has over fifteen years of experience handling white collar criminal, health care, and complex civil litigation matters. Over the course of his career, Mr. Eastin has acquired significant experience practicing in the areas of white collar criminal defense, health care regulatory law, corporate internal investigations, civil fraud matters, False Claims Act litigation, and complex civil litigation.

Mr. Eastin attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, for his undergraduate studies, where he obtained a B.A. in Philosophy and graduated summa cum laude. He then attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and graduated fourth in his class. Following law school, Mr. Eastin joined King & Spalding in Atlanta, GA, a prestigious international law firm. Mr. Eastin was selected to be a member of King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Government Investigations team, which represents corporations and individuals in complex federal and state criminal investigations, internal investigations and Congressional investigations, as well as in related civil and regulatory proceedings. The special matters team is staffed in large part by former federal and state prosecutors, including several former Department of Justice officials, and Mr. Eastin had the unique fortune of working for two partners in Atlanta that both eventually left King & Spalding to serve as the Deputy U.S. Attorney General (Mr. Larry Thompson and Mr. Gary Grindler). During his time with King & Spalding, Mr. Eastin gained significant experience dealing with matters involving federal grand juries, corporate internal investigations, healthcare fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and whistleblower issues. After several years with King & Spalding, Mr. Eastin was recruited to join Broad and Cassel, a regional Florida law firm that specializes in health care regulatory matters and white collar criminal defense, where he worked closely with Mr. Robert Nicholson.

Since the inception of Nicholson & Eastin, Mr. Eastin has handled a variety of administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement actions in the health care context, as well as complex litigation matters in both federal and state court, including several high profile, multi-million dollar civil RICO matters, and multiple False Claims Act cases. Mr. Eastin has also handled a variety of breach of contract, non-competition agreement and trade secret enforcement and defense matters.

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 2000
  • Florida, 2007

Education:

  • The University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY, 2000
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence. Summa Cum Laude
    Honors: Graduated 4th in the class; Order of the Coif
    Received the Book Award (highest grade) in six classes, including
    Federal Criminal Law and Constitutional Law I and II
    Law Review: Managing Editor, 2000; Staff Member 1999
  • The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2000
    B.A. Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), Summa Cum Laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    Fraternity: Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Publications:

  • Should Kentucky Impose an Enforceable Duty on Lawyers to Report Other Lawyers' Professional Misconduct? Kentucky Law Journal (Summer 1998 / 1999)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment:

  • King & Spalding, LLP, September 2000-December 2004
  • Broad & Cassel, January 2005-November 2010

Community Involvement:

  • Mr. Eastin is active in the community and supports St. Jude’s, Operation Smile, and the National MS Society.