Managing Partner: Patricia B Santelle
Number of partners: 100
Number of lawyers: 200
Languages: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hokkien, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese
Founded in 1899, White and Williams LLP is a global-reaching, multi-practice law firm with over 240 lawyers in ten offices. Clients include public and private companies in an array of industries, including education, energy and utilities, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, private equity/venture capital, real estate, staffing and business services, and technology. The firm handles a wide array of complex litigation, regulatory matters and transactions.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
The group counsels clients in commercial lending, asset-based financing, structured finance, restructuring troubled loans, resort development and timeshare finance, and real estate finance.
The group advises clients on transactional, regulatory and compliance issues, as well as litigation and enforcement matters, and provides advice to publicly traded companies and their boards of directors on Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and other corporate governance matters. Clients range from entrepreneurs seeking counsel on entity formation, to established companies looking to grow through acquisitions, to private equity firms requiring assistance in the acquisition or divestiture of portfolio companies.
The group handles high-stakes, high-risk cases, including complex medical malpractice litigation and professional liability claims for some of the most prominent medical facilities in the region. The firm has developed a niche for handling the most complex cases including catastrophic birth injuries, brain injuries, emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, and oncology. A number of lawyers in the group are experienced in the medical field and as healthcare professionals, which provides an enhanced knowledge base for the representation of healthcare clients.
The group represents insurance and reinsurance clients in high-stakes litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings involving coverage, reinsurance, extra-contractual, and other matters arising out of a variety of claims. The group also advises insurers and reinsurers in coverage and bad faith matters involving asbestos, construction defect, cyber and privacy, D&O, disparagement, employment, ERISA, fraud, healthcare, pollution, IP, professional liability, public entities, TCPA, technology, toxic tort, transportation claims, natural disasters and workers’ compensation.
The group advises clients in acquiring, protecting, and monetizing their intellectual property rights and litigating or resolving disputes regarding such rights. Lawyers provide strategic legal advice to clients ranging from emerging growth firms to established multinational companies in a wide variety of procurement, management, and transactional matters. The group also addresses issues involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, internet domain disputes, false advertising, software licensing, and product disparagement claims.
Labor & Employment:
The group provides services in the areas of labor relations, employment counseling, employee benefits, and litigation. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, universities and colleges, manufacturers, insurance companies, healthcare providers, retailers, non-profit organizations, and public employers.
The group represents clients in a broad range of tort and corporate litigation throughout the US. The group has been at the forefront of emerging issues and has tried many significant matters of first-impression. The group has earned a reputation for handling complex and large exposure cases from the onset of litigation through trial and appeals. Clients rely on the group’s vast trial and courtroom experience.
The group has extensive experience in the purchase and sale of all types of commercial real estate including multi-family properties, office buildings, warehouse and industrial properties, shopping centers, and vacant grounds.