David M. White
Adjunct Professor of Law
White & Associates, P.C.

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Email: dmw@dmwlawfirm.com
Fax: 212.628.1327


David M. White is a business litigator specializing in the resolution of commercial disputes, both foreign and domestic. He routinely counsels parties appearing before National Association of Securities Dealers ("NASD") and American Arbitration Association ("AAA") arbitral panels.

Mr. White's federal practice has included notable representations in the civil and criminal arenas. He served as a member of the trial team in NAACP v. AcuSport, et al., 271 F. Supp. 2d 435 (E.D.N.Y. 2003), a seminal case in public nuisance law. Mr. White also served as defense counsel in United States v. LoCascio, et al. (EDNY 03-304), a case which both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York characterized as "the largest consumer fraud in United States history."

In addition to his law practice, Mr. White devotes considerable time to appropriate dispute resolution ("ADR") scholarship. In 2003, he was named a Fellow of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution ("CPR"), a post he held through 2005. While at CPR, Mr. White was appointed to a Southern District of New York-commissioned task force under the auspices of former Chief Judge Charles L. Brieant. The team identified best practices emerging from Roberts v. Texaco, a record-setting class action settlement of an employment discrimination suit. The resulting case study, Negotiating Enduring Corporate Change, 21 ADR & THE LAW (forthcoming 2006), was submitted to the Federal Judicial Center and Chief Judge Judith Kaye of the New York Court of Appeals.

During his law school career, Mr. White achieved interschool competition success, earning National Champion honors in both the 2000 National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament and the 2002 ABA Representation in Mediation Competition. He was the Founding Chair of the Fordham Dispute Resolution Society and a member of the Moot Court Editorial Board.

In recognition of his work with the New York City Police Department's Office of the Deputy Commissioner - Trials, Mr. White received the Fordham University School of Law Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. He is a past recipient of the Fordham Dispute Resolution Society Distinguished Alumni Award.

Mr. White continues his professional development through participation in the Harvard Program of Instruction for Lawyers. In past years, he has honed his negotiation and mediation skills under the tutelage of nationally-renowned scholars including Professors Frank E.A. Sander, Robert N. Mnookin, Michael L. Moffitt and Robert C. Bordone.

Bar Licenses/Admissions
New York; New Jersey; District of Columbia; Admitted to the federal courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; the District of New Jersey; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Eleventh Circuits; United States Supreme Court.

    * The American Bar Association
       Member, Section of Dispute Resolution Negotiation Committee
       Member, Section of Dispute Resolution Lawyer as Problem Solver Committee
    * New York City Bar Association
    * District of Columbia Bar Association



  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2002
  • M.A., Fordham University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, 1994
  • B.A., Fordham University, 1992