About the Attorney

John K. White, Jr. is an Asheville native.  After attending high school at T.C. Roberson, he studied political science and economics at Duke University.  In 2002, John graduated from Duke with distinction in political science. Following college, John attended law school at Columbia University in New York.  During law school, John participated in Columbia's Small Business/Non-Profit Clinic, learning to help entrepreneurs and community advocates start their own businesses and charities.  He also volunteered with the Unemployment Action Center representing unemployment insurance claimants who had been wrongly denied benefits.

After law school, John practiced for almost seven years as a litigation associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP.  During his last two years at Milbank Tweed, John focused on litigating and mediating disputes over complex derivatives transactions in the context of the In re Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case.   He also worked on a broad range of other litigation and arbitration matters that included: internal investigations arising in connection with shareholder demand letters; a breach of fiduciary duty suit against the former officers and directors of a corporation in bankruptcy; investigations of a broker-dealer by the Securities and Exchange Commission and a regional stock exchange; the securities class action In re Flag Telecom; and the arbitration of a $100+ million dispute over the pricing of liquefied natural gas under long term supply contracts.

John's ethical training during law school and experience working at Milbank Tweed instilled in him a firm conviction that the practice of law should be focused on the needs and interests of clients.  Moreover, John believes an attorney best serves his clients by acting as a counselor at law who takes the time to truly understand his clients' need and concerns.  John started his own practice with this philosophy in mind.  In doing so, John sought to build a practice that delivers excellent client services on broad range of matters and fosters a long-term professional relationships with clients.