Jade T. White is an associate in Goodwin’s Litigation Department. He joined Goodwin in 2020. He has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including real estate, pharmacy automation and workflow technology solutions, private equity, financial institutions, and social media technology. He has handled a variety of matters involving breaches of contract, business torts, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and fraud-based claims. 

Mr. White has experience in nearly all stages of litigation, including case assessment and development, drafting complaints, drafting and opposing motions to dismiss and demurrers, discovery (including discovery disputes and discovery management), preliminary injunctions, and arbitrations. He has litigated cases in both state and federal courts.

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Mr. White’s recent successes for plaintiffs and defendants include:

  • Obtaining order sustaining demurrer without leave to amend as to declaratory relief claim asserted by tenant against landlord, a result the court acknowledged was rarely granted
  • Obtaining order dismissing breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and fraud-based claims with prejudice in case brought against leading financial institution
  • Obtaining two orders quashing service of summons for lack of jurisdiction in breach of contract case, effectively ending matter for out-of-state clients
  • Obtaining order compelling production of documents related to opposing party’s finances, which forced opposing party to withdraw its primary defense
  • Obtaining dismissal of breach of contract claim based on Rule 12(b)(1) in securities case involving a social media technology company
  • Securing compassionate release of pro bono client serving a life sentence for a marijuana conviction

His practice includes the following additional representative matters:

Commercial Litigation

  • Representing pharmaceutical automation company and various subsidiaries of a private equity and venture capital firm in a case brought against former employees for breaches of non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disparagement, and confidentiality agreements and related tortious interference claims
  • Representing private equity fund and its CEO at an arbitration hearing in a partnership dispute involving alleged misappropriation, breach of contract, defamation, and whistleblower retaliation claims
  • Representing landlord in lease dispute with tenant concerning COVID moratorium and Proposition 65
  • Representing buyer in arbitration for breach of asset purchase agreement by seller
  • Representing financial institution in California state court case involving breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and fraud-based claims
  • Representing social media technology company in securities fraud and contract dispute with shareholders

Pro Bono Matters

  • Successfully seeking compassionate release of client serving a life sentence in federal prison for a cannabis conviction
  • Seeking asylum for client who suffered extensive and severe past persecution due to their sexuality
Professional Experience

Prior to law school, Mr. White was a litigation legal assistant at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Century City.


In law school, Mr. White served as a Writing Advisor for UCLA Law’s Legal Research & Writing program. He was also a member of the inaugural class of UCLA Law Achievement Fellows.

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J.D., 2020
UCLA School of Law
B.A., Political Science, 2015
(cum laude)





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