Mr. White recently retired from O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he founded the Restructuring and Reorganization Department. During his tenure at O’Melveny, Mr. White represented debtors, bank financiers, secured and unsecured creditors, creditor committees, bank committees, equity holders and acquirers in connection with workouts and restructurings across a broad range of industries. He was involved in the WorldCom, Covanta, Pacific Crossing, Adelphia, Excite/At Home, Phar-Mor, Loews Cineplex, Megafoods, Revco, Thermadyne Industries, MRT, Edwards Cinemas, Maxicare, Wickes Companies, Baldwin-United and Toni Braxton chapter 11 cases, as well as Mutual Risk Management’s Scheme of Arrangement under Bermuda law, among others.
In addition to chairing the chapter 11 committee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, Mr. White also is or has been a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, president and member of the board of governors of the Financial Lawyers Conference, chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Federal Courts committee, member of the board of governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and a member of the executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Section of Commercial Law & Bankruptcy.
Mr. White taught at Michigan Law School in 1986, has authored and co- authored several articles and has lectured widely on restructuring and bankruptcy related topics.
Mr. White is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Best Lawyers in America (since initial publication), Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Chamber’s USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency Lawyers (Euromoney), and Southern California Super Lawyers (top 100).
Mr. White graduated from the University of Illinois in 1968 and received his law degree from Michigan Law School in 1972.