Henry L. Parr, Jr. member

Henry has represented clients, plaintiffs and defendants, in complex litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts for more than thirty-five years. He has presented cases to juries in state and federal courts and has also presented appeals to the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. His cases have included class actions involving software, electrical outlets, insurance, securities, and arbitration, as well as individual lawsuits involving a wide range of complex civil litigation matters such as defective products, wrongful termination, commission disputes, conspiracy, patent infringement, slander, unfair trade practices, constitutional law, healthcare, insurance coverage, and contractual disputes.

In addition, Henry has represented clients before administrative law judges.  He frequently serves as an arbitrator  in matters involving claims up to and exceeding $50,000,000, including class actions.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a member of  a number of arbitration panels, including  the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals,  the American Arbitration Association’s  national large and complex case panel and appellate panels, and the  International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).  

Henry also advises clients on antitrust, distribution and trade secret issues and in the preparation of distribution and trade secret agreements. Henry leads our Antitrust and Trade Regulation and Health Care practice groups.

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1976, J.D. University of Virginia School of Law, Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board, 1974-75; Notes Editor, 1975-76; Order of the Coif
1973, B.A. Furman University, summa cum laude
  • Obtained summary judgment for a leading seller of software and hardware in federal court in Columbia, SC in a lawsuit involving antitrust, unfair trade practices, conspiracy, and wrongful termination claims exceeding $100 million
  • Obtained verdict in excess of $2 million in trade secrets lawsuit involving the defense industry in federal court in Anderson, SC after jury trial
  • Obtained award in excess of $1 million in commercial arbitration contract dispute
  • Obtained summary judgment for newspaper accused of antitrust violations in federal court in Anderson, SC
  • Obtained award in excess of $100 million in commercial arbitration matter
  • Successfully defended clients accused of criminal price fixing in jury trials in federal courts in Richmond VA, Greenville, SC and Charleston, SC
  • Obtained a certificate of need for hospital client after three-week trial before administrative law judge
  • Lead counsel for petitioner in Spencer v. South Carolina Tax Commission 281 S.C. 492, 316 S.E. 2d 386 (1984), aff'd by an equally divided court, 471 U.S. 82 (1985)
  • Obtained injunction against wrongful use of trade secrets for nuclear industry contractor
  • Served as lead South Carolina counsel in multi-state litigation against LCD panel manufacturer
1978-Present Wyche, P.A.
1977–78 Law Clerk, Hon. Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
1976–77 Law Clerk, Hon. Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • District of Columbia Bar (currently inactive)
  • American Law Institute, Member, 1985-Present; Advisor on Principles of Liability Insurance; Consultative Group for the Restatement of the Law of Unfair Competition
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • American Bar Association Foundation, Fellow
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Greenville County Bar, Member
  • Diversity Leadership Academy of Richard W. Riley Institute of Furman University, Inaugural Class, Member
  • State Board of Trustees of First Steps to School Readiness, Former Member
  • Regional Board of Urban League of the Upstate, Former Member
  • Greenville Tech Charter High School, Former Board Chair
  • Greenville County Housing Authority, Former Commissioner
  • Greenville Symphony Association, Former President
  • Greenville County Museum Association, Former Vice President
  • Leadership Greenville and Leadership Greenville Board of Regents, Former Participant
  • Furman University Alumni Association Board, Former Member
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Member various committees
  • Presbyterian Church, Elder and Sunday school teacher
  • Cleveland Street YMCA Board, Member
  • Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Former Parliamentarian
  • Greenville Rotary Club, Member
  • Greenview Child Development Center, Reader
  • Doing Business in South Carolina Guide, author of Section III: Federal Trade Regulation
  • Past seminar speaker for South Carolina Bar for annual survey of decisions of United States Supreme Court and for trade secret law presentations
  • Co-author, "Intellectual Property," South Carolina Jurisprudence, 1993
2015 - Present Recognized as "Legal Elite" by the Greenville Business Magazine
2015 Greenville Business Magazine “50 Most Influential 2015”
2014, 2016 Named One of the Top 25 Lawyers in SC by South Carolina Super Lawyers
2008 - Present Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers
2006 - Present Listed in Chambers USA
2005 - Present Listed in Best Lawyers In America, Antitrust and Commercial Litigation