Firm Profile

White and Williams LLP


One Liberty Place, Suite 1800
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7395
United States
(215) 864.7000

Firm Details

Founded in 1899, White and Williams LLP is a global-reaching, multi-practice law firm with over 200 lawyers in ten offices. We represent individuals and 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. 

White and Williams has a history of excellent client service and success in the courtroom as well as in arbitration. Our lawyers have earned national recognition for their trial prowess, representing clients in high-stakes, complex litigation in both federal and state courts. Our litigators handle shareholder and partnership disputes, professional liability matters, healthcare litigation, class actions, intellectual property disputes, insurance subrogation matters, insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes, and product liability and toxic tort litigation. Our lawyers also have extensive experience arbitrating international and domestic commercial disputes as well as insurance and reinsurance matters.

White and Williams business lawyers represent foreign and domestic companies at all stages of development from start-ups to large multi-national public and private companies as well as private equity, venture capital and angel investors. Our lawyers are well versed in aspects of transactional work as well as the ongoing day to day legal needs of our clients, often serving as general outside counsel on regulatory and compliance issues, labor and employment and employee compensation issues, entity formation, licensing and other intellectual property matters, cybersecurity and data privacy, commercial contracts, corporate governance, real estate and real estate finance matters. We handle sophisticated public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, public and private debt and equity financings, and bankruptcy and restructuring matters. 

White and Williams is a “right-size” firm offering clients the resources of a large firm with the flexibility of a smaller firm. The firm has established relationships with a global network of law firms, enhancing our ability to serve clients.

Throughout its long history, White and Williams has developed progressive initiatives including diversity, community service and pro bono programs and our highly-regarded Women’s Initiative. White and Williams is proud to be among the firms in the country to elect a female managing partner.


Patricia B. Santelle
Managing Partner and Chair, Executive Committee



Women: 21

African-American: 1

Asian: 1

Hispanic: 1

Men: 83

Caucasian: 101

Of Counsel

Women: 6

African-American: 1

Asian: 2

Men: 30

Caucasian: 33


Women: 42

African-American: 5

Asian: 9

Hispanic: 2

Men: 59

Caucasian: 85

Management / Department Heads

Women: 3

Men: 5

Caucasian: 8


Women: 31

African-American: 3

Asian: 38

Men: 11

Caucasian: 1

Non-Legal Employees

Women: 131

African-American: 24

Asian: 2

Hispanic: 5

Men: 20

Caucasian: 120

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Pennsylvania in Insurance Law with 7 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Philadelphia in Insurance Law with 7 lawyers



Robert G. Devine
Chair, Litigation Department
Edward A. Jaeger, Jr.
Chair, Subrogation Department
Michael S. Olsan
Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Lori S. Smith
Chair, Business Department

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Reinsurance Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Office Locations

United States

United States



Wilmington, DE

Courthouse Square, Suite 800

600 North King Street

Wilmington, DE 19801-3722

United States

(302) 654.0424

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Boston, MA

101 Arch Street, Suite 1930

Boston, MA 02110

United States

(617) 748.5200

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New Jersey

New Jersey

Cherry Hill, NJ

LibertyView, Suite 400

457 Haddonfield Road

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-2220

United States

(856) 317.3600

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Newark, NJ

One Riverfront Plaza, Suite 230

1037 Raymond Boulevard

Newark, NJ 07102-5425

United States

(201) 368.7200

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New York

New York

New York, NY

Seven Times Square, Suite 2900

New York, NY 10036-6524

United States

(212) 244.9500

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Pleasantville, NY

427 Bedford Road, Suite 250

Pleasantville, NY 10570-3035

United States

(914) 487.7330

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Berwyn, PA

Westlakes Five, Suite 295

1000 Westlakes Drive

Berwyn, PA 19312-2409

United States

(610) 251.0466

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Center Valley, PA

3701 Corporate Parkway, Suite 300

Center Valley, PA 18034-8233

United States

(610) 435.8414

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Philadelphia, PA

One Liberty Place, Suite 1800

1650 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103-7395

United States

(215) 864.7000

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Providence, RI

10 Dorrance Street, Suite 700

Providence, RI 02903-2014

United States

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