Fordham University School of Law
(magna cum laude)
As Manager of Attorney Development, Jennifer White is responsible for the development of all litigation associates in Goodwin’s New York office. In this role, she partners with Learning & Professional Development and Human Resources to ensure a positive and inclusive attorney experience as it relates to training, development, coaching, integration and onboarding, performance management, and career transitioning. Ms. White also partners with Firm and Litigation Department leadership to ensure the efficient and effective administration of the department and the delivery of best-in-class client service. To this end, she manages attorney and paralegal workload assignments, coaches on career planning and professional development, collaborates with Recruiting to build and maintain the best resources to meet client needs, and works with the Attorney Review Committee to prepare and complete performance evaluations. Ms. White also supports firm-wide initiatives on diversity, equity + inclusion, attorney development, engagement, and retention.
Before joining Goodwin, Ms. White practiced law for 15 years, first at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and most recently as Litigation Counsel at Arent Fox LLP. As a complex commercial litigator, Ms. White helped clients prevent and solve problems, led teams, won cases, advised clients regarding risk assessment and management, and negotiated on clients’ behalf. Her practice deliberately spanned multiple substantive areas and industries, and in addition to her litigation and client-counseling skills, Ms. White is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with significant compliance and investigations experience.
Ms. White has also taught courses at the professional, JD, and undergraduate levels for over 12 years, and she continues to teach on a broad array of topics, including arbitration, negotiation, mediation, legal writing, immigration, and culture.