Jack White

Jack L. White Partner

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Jack is an accomplished trial lawyer and legal strategist who guides clients through complex challenges, including high-profile and sensitive litigation and government investigations. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, regulatory enforcement, and congressional investigations for clients in the defense, technology, federal contracting, higher and K-12 education, and other business sectors.

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.


  • Successfully represented a public institution of higher learning accused of violating Title IX.
  • Represented a former senior government official in responding to a House committee subpoena for documents and testimony.
  • Successfully 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.