White & Case is a leading global law firm with lawyers in 39 offices across 26 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and the depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings.



White & Case was founded in 1901in downtown Manhattan by J. DuPratt White and George B. Case. Today it is a global law firm—with offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia—and is uniquely positioned to help its clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G-20 world. As a pioneering international law firm, it brings clients the best of its cross-border experience, practice expertise and industry knowledge.   



MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE  



Antitrust: Clients count on the extensive experience of White & Case antitrust lawyers in litigation against governmental authorities or private parties, counseling on delicate questions and comprehensive worldwide coverage of merger control regimes.  



Asset Finance: White & Case is a recognized leader in global leasing, asset-based financing and structured financial transactions and has pioneered many tax, legal and financial structures used around the world.  



Banking: White & Case represents major banks worldwide, including many of the largest, and provides guidance on acquisition finance, commercial lending, project finance, bankruptcy and debt restructurings and regulatory compliance.  



Capital Markets: Clients benefit from the firm’s capabilities in equity and debt offerings, sovereign issues, high yield debt, securitizations, derivatives, investment funds and regulatory and broker-dealer matters.  



Commercial Litigation: Clients entrust White & Case with disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands and even company survival are at stake and has won major trials and appeals for clients in an array of industries.  



Financial Restructuring & Insolvency: White & Case represents clients in complex and high-profile restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters. The firm handles transactions in multiple jurisdictions and a wide range of industries.  



Intellectual Property: White & Case lawyers protect clients’ innovations and creative works, offering advice related to patents, copyrights, IP audits, licensing and merchandising, sourcing and technology, and privacy and data protection.  



International Arbitration: With more than 150 specialist arbitration practitioners as long-established international arbitration teams in 20 of its 38 offices, White & Case offers unsurpassed breadth and depth of arbitration resources worldwide.  



Mergers & Acquisitions: White & Case offers market-leading expertise on strategic and private equity domestic and cross-border transactions with creative deal structures and strategies for both acquirers and potential targets.  



Pro Bono: White & Case has a long history of pro bono and is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono legal services.  



Project Finance: An innovator in project finance, energy and infrastructure law, the firm offers market-leading advice on project structuring and development, financing, government regulation, M&A, construction and other issues.  



Tax: White & Case’s tax lawyers and advisors provide timely, effective advice on evolving tax law and policies and supply clients with innovative, practical approaches to minimize tax liabilities.  



Trade: The interdisciplinary, full-service global trade practice helps clients manage the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services.  



White Collar: White & Case defends clients, including large corporations and prominent individuals, in all phases of government investigations and criminal and civil enforcement proceedings.

Main Location

1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-2787
Phone: 212-819-8200
39 offices in 27 countries

Firm Attorneys

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Christopher M. Curran Christopher M. Curran White & Case LLP
Practicing in: Litigation - Antitrust
Practicing in: Litigation - Antitrust
J. Mark Gidley J. Mark Gidley White & Case LLP
Practicing in: Litigation - Antitrust
Practicing in: Litigation - Antitrust
Joseph Angland Joseph Angland White & Case LLP
Practicing in: Litigation - Antitrust
Practicing in: Litigation - Antitrust
John Chung John Chung White & Case LLP
Practicing in: Antitrust Law
Practicing in: Antitrust Law
Michael Gallagher Michael Gallagher White & Case LLP
Practicing in: Antitrust Law
Practicing in: Antitrust Law

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in International Arbitration - Commercial with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in International Arbitration - Governmental with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in International Arbitration - Commercial with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New York in Antitrust Law with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in International Arbitration - Governmental with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in International Arbitration - Commercial with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New York, New York in Antitrust Law with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Germany in Energy Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Berlin in Insurance Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Frankfurt/Main in Technology Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Russia in Asset Finance Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Russia in Project Finance and Development Practice with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Moscow in Project Finance and Development Practice with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Moscow in Asset Finance Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Slovakia in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Bratislava in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 3 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in International Arbitration - Commercial with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in International Arbitration - Governmental with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in International Arbitration - Commercial with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New York in Antitrust Law with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in International Arbitration - Governmental with 5 lawyers.

    Clients

    The firm’s clients are public and privately held businesses and financial institutions involved in sophisticated transactions and complex dispute resolution proceedings. The firm works with the world's most established and respected companies, including 75% of the Global Fortune 100 and 25% of the Fortune 500, as well as with start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities. With new technologies, globalization, consolidation and other forces continuously changing how business gets done, the firm helps its clients evaluate the risks and rewards of ventures designed to advance their interests.

    Client Comments

    "I still think very highly of Mr. Gover. He is the best."
    - Frank Blethen
    Seattle Times
    "Art has been a leading project finance professional for more than 20 years. His legal understanding is superb, plus he is able to provide practical/business insights on key points/issues. I consider him more as my partner than lawyer at the negotiating table. We make decisions together. In addition, he is incredibly responsive to clients and will give total commitment to a project. Finally, he has been at White & Case his entire career and has the entire network of lawyers at his fingertips, which allows him to get rapid results and responses. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an international or U.S. project financing."
    "Arthur Scavone is very attentive and solution minded. He is a top-notch project finance lawyer."
    "Arthur is an excellent PF lawyer providing both technical/legal knowledge and business judgment earned from many years of practice in this arena. He has superb experience domestically and internationally, and a wealth of transaction knowledge. He has built a great network of colleagues to support his practice. In addition, I trust Arthur to give me the right advice, not just what I want to hear, which is not something I would say about most of his competitors."
    "Dave's tutelage has aided in my development as a banker, and he's always my first choice when we need counsel on a transaction. His responsiveness, patience, and focus are unparalleled in my experience working with Banking and Leveraged Finance-oriented attorneys."
    - Scott Peloso
    Jefferies Finance LLC
    "Dennis is an experienced, savvy trial lawyer who companies should go to on significant commercial matters that are likely to go to trial. Dennis is truly exceptional in analyzing a case up front and advising the client on the most practical resolution of the case. If the case has to be tried, Dennis is a gifted trial lawyer who opponents have to take very seriously."
    "For in-house counsel, Dennis is simply the complete package. He is a smart, creative litigator who understands the needs of a sophisticated client. He is a skillful negotiator who brings his good common sense and judgment to the table. He also is an excellent trial attorney, who relishes center stage at trial. I would be ready to try any case with Dennis as lead chair."
    "Dennis Orr is one of the better trial lawyers currently in practice. He is very comfortable in the courtroom, has real jury appeal, and can effectively cross examine even the most recalcitrant witnesses. A rare find among big firm defense lawyers, he has a strong courtroom presence and practiced trial skills. Paired with his partner Grant Esposito, they will be the stronger trial team in the courtroom."
    "Ned Neaher is an outstanding project finance lawyer. He is knowledgeable and very focused on finding pragmatic solutions to problems. Borrowers and lenders like working with him. He also manages the process well."
    - Walid Labadi
    International Finance Corporation
    "Ned is smart, thorough, methodical and commercially-minded. He pays attention. He, unlike so many of his peers, never makes one feel as though they must chase him for time and attention. He inspires trust, not only from his own clients, but from those sitting across the table. I've seen him do this time and time again. As in-house counsel, to whom I feel comfortable delegating is of the greatest concern and makes my job possible. Ned is always at the top of the list."
    - Meaghan Beaumont
    Meaghan Beaumont
    "Edward Neaher is a true professional and an expert in his field."
    "Ned is great as a lawyer; he is business oriented and very practical. You hire him the first time for his legal mind, and then return for his engaging and fun personality."
    "Bill Dantzler is clearly one of the brightest Tax minds in the profession. His judgment is sound and advice clear. He has been very responsive, even after hours and while on vacation. He is quick to understand our business needs."
    "Jack Lever is a well-experienced expert in patent litigation and also an excellent negotiator for patent-related transactions. In addition to such expertise, he is a remarkable leader of the team where all lawyers under him are so motivated for the best result of the clients with a sense of deep respect for him. In a word, he is a very reliable lead counsel."
    "Jack Lever is the most trusted lawyer I have ever met. We fully entrusted our several cases to him."
    "I rarely have encountered a lawyer I regard as highly as Joe Angland. Joe's intelligence, responsiveness, and creativity are evident at every turn. All would agree that Joe is a brilliant lawyer, but he also brings integrity and professionalism to every representation. I could not recommend him more highly."
    - Robin Adelstein
    Novartis Corporation
    "Joe Angland is a brilliant lawyer and excellent litigator. In addition to his top-tier capacity in litigating complex cases generally, he possesses broad antitrust expertise, combining an in-depth understanding of economics and the law. As counsel and a representative, he is responsive, energetic, and articulate. Whether representing a client in a case or proceeding, counseling with respect to a course of action, or conducting training for lawyers or clients, he is extremely able and effective."
    - Jeff Benjamin
    Novartis Corporation
    "I have worked with Joe for almost 20 years. He has an excellent balance among litigation experience, antitrust knowledge, and a capability for handling complex quantitative economic issues - all critical for effective antitrust counseling. He is a leader in the antitrust community as exemplified by his chairmanship of the ABA's Antitrust Law Section this year. He is extremely diligent in his work and dedicated to his client. He has a "hands-on" approach to getting involved in all aspects of a case. I can recommend him without reservation for effective antitrust counseling and litigation. "
    - Bob Falstad
    SEMATECH, Inc.
    "Mr. Angland combines the best attributes of an effective advocate: knowledge of the law, knowledge of facts, analytical ability, scholarly research ability, ability to communicate effectively, writing skill, sound judgment, and the ability to prioritize work and make decisions. To this, he adds zealous advocacy and the highest ethical standards. I have enjoyed working with Mr. Angland over the years, both in matters in which he has represented my company and in American Bar Association activities. Due to company rules relating to endorsements of firms that work with us, I cannot give permission to quote my comments by name. However, I can tell you that Mr., Angland is - to my way of thinking - at the very top of the list of attorneys I like to work with in complex cases. "
    "Mike Kendall is an outstanding advocate. He is thoughtful and an expert in learning the effect of litigation on the business. He is a true partner to a general counsel."
    - Mark Solls
    Concentra Inc.
    "Michael Kendall is aggressive and a go-getter, which is very appropriate in the right circumstance. "
    "I am an executive at an aircraft leasing company and Michael Smith is one of the best lawyers with whom we work. His intelligence, humility, knowledge of law, commercial goals and industry practice, drafting and negotiating skills, ability to persuade and his easy manner make him a very effective and valuable business partner."
    - Loren Dollet
    "Michael Smith is extremely knowledgeable, very responsive, and is client friendly. I have no hesitation in recommending him or using him again."
    - Hari Raghavan
    Credit Suisse Securities USA LLC
    "Mike Smith is very smart and works really hard on behalf of his clients. He is also personable and engaging; it is a pleasure to work with him."
    "Oliver Brahmst is one of the most knowledgeable and effective attorneys I have ever met. He works tirelessly and draws from a wide experience base to get the best deal. He is a fantastic attorney!"
    - Mitch Steenrod
    Pilot Travel Centers LLC
    "Oliver is one of the brightest people I have ever met. His work ethic is second to none, and he is very efficient with his advice. He is quick to understand the business needs and desires and can quickly integrate the necessary protection and strategy in the drafting."
    - Mitch Steenrod
    Pilot Travel Centers LLC
    "Paul is a real pro in international arbitration and has a thorough understanding of the key players in that community. He is extremely intelligent and is backed by a strong team. He is easy to work with, is very responsive, and is very good to work with."
    - Stephen Smith
    Lockheed Martin
    "Paul Friedland is distinguished as having deep knowledge. He is highly experienced with high moral character. He is easy to communicate with, confident, and convincing."
    "I found Paul to be an excellent counsel; very knowledgeable, practical and responsive, with a very good sense of negotiation strategy."
    "Rick is a skilled negotiator who brings a broad range of experience to any transaction and is a pleasure to work with."
    "Rick Smith is one of the most experienced aircraft finance attorneys practicing in any firm. Rick has been involved in hundreds of transactions and brings good judgment and a very positive "can-do" approach to each. Rick is very adept at issue-spotting and is extremely good about being able to differentiate between substantial and insubstantial issues in negotiations."
    "Robert is an extremely able antitrust litigator whose technical ability and sound judgment contributed significantly to a favorable result in a major consolidated class action antitrust litigation. He is highly recommended."
    - David Kultgen, Esq.
    Saudi Aramco
    "Troy Alexander is more than an attorney. He is a good counsel on project financings, meaning he understands the commercial as well as the legal aspects of a financing/project structure. He is a good judge on what risks are acceptable and what risks need to be mitigated before these are acceptable. He understands the project and is therefore able to negotiate a well-structured transaction that mitigates or allocates the risk appropriately. I am always glad to have him on my side of the table."
    "I value Troy Alexander because he has a deep knowledge of project finance structures and risk mitigation, he is commercial and likes to get deals done, and he is a good negotiator. I value his counsel and advice because he sees the overall view of any project and the risks along with solutions to make the deal commercial."
    "Troy Alexander is a key asset for every transaction. He is a must when multiple lenders are involved."
    "As a project finance banker, Troy Alexander demonstrates all the qualities that I feel are important in a project finance attorney. He understands the risks in project finance and how to mitigate these risks, to the extent possible. He also is commercial in his approach demonstrating good judgement on what risks are acceptable and what risks the banks cannot accept. He is always were prepared and backs up his position with sound logic. He is well respected by sponsors and their counsel, as well as the lenders. All in all, I am pleased to have him represent the bank."
    "Victor J. DeSantis is without a doubt the most experienced and professional senior lawyer I have worked with for this kind of business. We appreciate his high degree of commitment. We are always happy to benefit from his extremely adequate advice. I would strongly recommend him."
    "I still think very highly of Mr. Gover. He is the best."
    - Frank Blethen
    Seattle Times
    "Art has been a leading project finance professional for more than 20 years. His legal understanding is superb, plus he is able to provide practical/business insights on key points/issues. I consider him more as my partner than lawyer at the negotiating table. We make decisions together. In addition, he is incredibly responsive to clients and will give total commitment to a project. Finally, he has been at White & Case his entire career and has the entire network of lawyers at his fingertips, which allows him to get rapid results and responses. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an international or U.S. project financing."
    "Arthur Scavone is very attentive and solution minded. He is a top-notch project finance lawyer."
    "Arthur is an excellent PF lawyer providing both technical/legal knowledge and business judgment earned from many years of practice in this arena. He has superb experience domestically and internationally, and a wealth of transaction knowledge. He has built a great network of colleagues to support his practice. In addition, I trust Arthur to give me the right advice, not just what I want to hear, which is not something I would say about most of his competitors."

    White & Case LLP

    Main Location

    1155 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036-2787
    Phone: 212-819-8200
    39 offices in 27 countries

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Contacts

    Antitrust
    202-626-3609
    Asset Finance
    212-819-8426
    Bank Finance
    212-819-8253
    Capital Markets/Securities
    44 20 7532 1430
    Commercial Litigation
    212-819-8252
    Corporate/M&A
    212-819-8247
    Energy, Infrastructure & Project Finance
    212-819-8710
    Environmental
    212-819-8751
    Environmental
    212-819-8866
    Intellectual Property
    212-819-8286
    International Arbitration
    212-819-8917
    Private Clients
    305-995-5227
    Private Equity
    212-819-8247
    Public International Law
    202-626-3600
    Real Estate
    305-995-5226
    Real Estate
    212-819-8813
    Restructuring and Insolvency
    305-995-5282
    Securitization and Structured Finance
    212-819-8530
    Tax
    202-626-3685
    WTO/International Trade
    202-626-3606

    Personnel

    Partners: 164
    Of Counsel: 52
    Associates: 440
    Paralegals: 91
    Non-Legal Employees: 510
    International Partners: 259
    International Associates: 901
    International Paralegals: 338
    International Non-Legal Employees: 1200

    Practice Areas

    Administrative & Public Law
    Administrative Law
    Antitrust Law
    Appellate Practice
    Arbitration
    Arbitration and Mediation
    Asset Finance Law
    Banking and Finance Law
    Banking Law
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Capital Markets Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Competition/Antitrust Law
    Construction Law
    Corporate and M & A Law
    Corporate and M&A Law
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Defense
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Derivatives
    Employment Law
    Energy and Natural Resources Law
    Energy Law
    Environmental Law
    Equipment Finance Law
    Finance Law
    Financial Institutions
    Financial Services
    Financial Services Regulation Law
    Franchise Law
    Hospitality and Tourism Law
    Immigration Law
    Information Technology Law
    Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Insurance Law
    Intellectual Property Law
    International Arbitration
    International Arbitration - Commercial
    International Arbitration - Governmental
    International Business Transactions
    International Trade and Finance Law
    Investment and Investment Funds
    Investment Funds
    Labor and Employment Law
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Leveraged Buyouts
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    Litigation
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
    Litigation - Patent
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    Media Law
    Mediation
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Outsourcing
    Private Equity Law
    Private Equity, Private Funds and Venture Capital Law
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
    Project Finance and Development Practice
    Project Finance Law
    Projects
    Public Law Law
    Real Estate Law
    Regulatory Practice
    Restructuring and Insolvency Law
    Securities / Capital Markets Law
    Securitisation Law
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law
    Structured Finance Law
    Tax Accounting Law
    Tax Law
    Technology Law
    Telecommunications Law
    Trade Law
    Transport Law
    Trusts and Estates
    Venture Capital Law