Jack L. White Partner

Jack is a partner in the firm’s nationally ranked Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation practice, focusing his practice on civil litigation, regulatory enforcement, and congressional investigations for clients in the defense, technology, federal contracting, and other business sectors.

As an accomplished trial lawyer and legal strategist, Jack has handled a range of complex litigation, investigations, and enforcement matters, including representing clients in congressional investigations. His extensive experience in litigation, investigations, and strategic counseling is particularly deep with respect to defense industry clients and other businesses operating in the federal sector, including emerging companies for which he provides support for continued growth. 

One of Jack’s principal practice areas involves conducting internal investigations and providing counseling on matters pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion, assisting several companies to develop and implement initiatives in these areas. Jack was one of five civilian members who served on an independent review panel that investigated the command climate and culture at Fort Hood, as they related to sexual assault, harassment and crime. After releasing their report, Jack and his fellow panel members testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

Jack also provides particularly valuable counsel to companies through growth, particularly in the government contracting sector, guiding them through legal and regulatory compliance as they transition out of small business status and through graduation from the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program into viable competitive enterprises. He also assists companies with the seating and engagement of fiduciary and advisory boards.

As a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Jack served five years on active duty in the U.S. Army and continued his service in the Army Reserve while earning his J.D. at Pepperdine University School of Law. He has also served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito after first clerking for Alito at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Experience

Represented a California-based pharmaceutical company in defamation litigation against a major media outlet company.

Advised a defense contractor in an investigation conducted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control related to export compliance protocols.

Counseled a defense contractor through graduation from the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program, as it has grown to nearly $100 Million in annual revenues.

Advised and counseled the Board of Directors of a $2.25 billion defense contractor through transition of corporate ownership.

Successfully represented a California-based Veteran Service Organization and its Board Members in civil litigation against then-Attorney General Kamala Harris.

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, Pepperdine Law Review
  • United States Military Academy at West Point, BS, BSCE, Dean's List

Board member, 2022 Board of Directors, Greater Washington Board of Trade

Board member, Board of Visitors for James Madison University, Virginia Governor Youngkin Administration

Board Member, Board of Governors, National Military Family Association

Member, Advisory Council, American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces

Member, Northern Virginia Technology Counsel

Member, Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Selected as a “Top 100 Lawyer,” The National Black Lawyers, 2021, 2022

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