Eric Parish & Debbie Akhbari
Eric Parish | Senior Director | Trustpoint.One
Eric Parish is a Senior Director with Trustpoint.One where he works with corporate legal departments and law firms for information governance and litigation data management. Prior to joining Trustpoint.One, Eric was a practicing attorney in Minneapolis before moving into the legal services space where he has worked in class actions and information governance/eDiscovery. He attended Purdue University and earned a B.S. Biology and, subsequently, his J.D. from the University of Tulsa. During college, he was a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, 151st Infantry Detachment, Long Range Surveillance (Airborne) . For leisure time, Eric enjoys woodworking and creating videos for family, friends and his YouTube channel, Fast Info Gov, (FIG).
Debbie Akhbari | Senior Corporate Counsel with Government Investigations, Business & Consumer Litigation | T-Mobile
Debbie Akhbari is a Senior Corporate Counsel with the Government Investigations, Business & Consumer Litigation team at T-Mobile. In her role she oversees consumer and commercial litigation and disputes, works with colleagues in responding to major regulatory investigations, and advises clients and colleagues on legal risks associated with business decisions. At T-Mobile, Debbie serves on the Legal Affairs Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, as well as the Building Opportunities through Legal Diversity (BOLD) Committee.
Prior to joining T-Mobile, Debbie was an attorney at Helsell Fetterman LLP, a mid-sized Seattle firm, where she had an active litigation practice where she represented individuals and corporate clients in state and federal courts in commercial disputes, as well as products liability, property, land use, and high-value personal injury claims. She has tried several cases to verdict, served as lead appellate counsel, and argued several appeals before the Washington Court of Appeals. Debbie holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound, and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
Debbie is active in the legal community and has held leadership positions on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) and the Judicial Institute. She currently serves as the President of the law school’s Law Alumni Board at Seattle University