Firm Profile

White and Williams LLP

Headquarters

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 240 lawyers in ten offices. Clients include Fortune 500 and insurance companies, large corporations, and financial institutions as well as mid-market and small businesses, institutions of higher education and individuals. Our lawyers handle a wide array of complex litigation, regulatory matters and transactions.

White and Williams has a history of excellent client service and success in the courtroom. Our lawyers have earned national recognition for their trial prowess representing clients in high-stakes, complex litigation in both federal and state courts. White and Williams litigators represent clients in both corporate and commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, professional liability and healthcare as well as class actions, intellectual property, insurance subrogation, insurance coverage, reinsurance, product liability and toxic torts.

White and Williams Business Department represents traditional corporate clients as well as start-ups and private equity firms. Our lawyers have a strong command of the transactional, regulatory and compliance issues many businesses face. The firm’s deep bench is well suited to counsel clients with entity formation, licensing, financing, contracts and strategic negotiations as well as governance, labor disputes, tax, intellectual property and real estate. Our business lawyers provide strategic legal guidance to advise clients through mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and exit.

White and Williams is a “right-size” firm offering clients the resources of a large firm with the flexibility of a smaller firm. Our clients have direct relationships with the lawyers who are handling their matters. In addition, 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 grown and developed progressive initiatives including its sustainable business practices, diversity and pro bono programs and highly-regarded Women’s Initiative. White and Williams is proud to be among the firms throughout the country to elect a female managing partner.

Management

Patricia B. Santelle
Managing Partner and Chair, Executive Committee

Demographics

Partners

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

Associates

Women: 42

African-American: 5

Asian: 9

Hispanic: 2

Men: 59

Caucasian: 85

Management / Department Heads

Women: 3

Men: 5

Caucasian: 8

Paralegals

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

Awards

  • Chambers USA 2016 - Insurance Law, Pennsylvania
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms 2016
  • The Legal Intelligencer's Litigation Department of 2016, Insurance Category
  • Philadelphia Business Journal - Pro Bono 2016
  • Chambers USA 2015 - Insurance Law, Pennsylvania
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms - 2015
  • Corporate Counsel Go-To Law Firm 2015
  • Legal Marketing Association's Your Honor Award 2015 - Community Relations
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms 2014
  • Corporate Counsel Go-To Law Firm, 2014
  • Philadelphia Business Journal - Pro Bono 2014
  • Multicultural Law Magazine's Top 100 Law Firms for Diversty 2014
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms 2013
  • Corporate Counsel Go-To Law Firm 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's Vision Award 2013
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms 2012
  • Corporate Counsel Go-To Law Firm 2012
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming Women Professionals, 2009 - 2014

Contacts

Robert G. Devine
Chair, Litigation Department
856.317.3647
Edward A. Jaeger, Jr.
Chair, Subrogation Department
215.864.6322
Michael S. Olsan
Chair, Commercial Litigation
215.864.6278
Maulin S. Vidwans
Chair, Business Department
215.864.6369

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

Delaware

Delaware

Wilmington, DE

Courthouse Square, Suite 800

600 North King Street

Wilmington, DE 19801-3722

United States

(302) 654.0424

Get Directions

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

101 Arch Street, Suite 1930

Boston, MA 02110

United States

(617) 748.5200

Get Directions

New Jersey

New Jersey

Cherry Hill, NJ

LibertyView, Suite 400

457 Haddonfield Road

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-2220

United States

(856) 317.3600

Get Directions

Newark, NJ

One Riverfront Plaza, Suite 230

1037 Raymond Boulevard

Newark, NJ 07102-5425

United States

(201) 368.7200

Get Directions

New York

New York

New York, NY

Seven Times Square, Suite 2900

New York, NY 10036-6524

United States

(212) 244.9500

Get Directions

Pleasantville, NY

427 Bedford Road, Suite 250

Pleasantville, NY 10570-3035

United States

(914) 487.7330

Get Directions

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Berwyn, PA

Westlakes Five, Suite 295

1000 Westlakes Drive

Berwyn, PA 19312-2409

United States

(610) 251.0466

Get Directions

Center Valley, PA

3701 Corporate Parkway, Suite 300

Center Valley, PA 18034-8233

United States

(610) 435.8414

Get Directions

Philadelphia, PA

One Liberty Place, Suite 1800

1650 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103-7395

United States

(215) 864.7000

Get Directions

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Providence, RI

10 Dorrance Street, Suite 700

Providence, RI 02903-2014

United States

Get Directions