White & Case Promotes 39 to Counsel and 14 to Local Partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 39 lawyers to counsel and 14 lawyers to local partner.

“White & Case is a truly global and diverse law firm and these promotions, across 21 offices and 12 global practices, are a clear expression of those fundamental characteristics,” said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. “These lawyers demonstrate exceptional ability and share a commitment to the highest standards of client service.”

In addition to the internal promotions, White & Case has hired six counsel and eight local partners during 2019.

At White & Case, counsel is a role for senior lawyers with significant experience in a particular practice area. The title is used across the Firm, in all offices, as an alternative career path to partnership but does not preclude consideration for promotion to partner.

The position of local partner is offered in select White & Case regions and locations where it is common market practice. The position currently applies to offices in Asia-Pacific, Central & Eastern Europe, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The title of local partner is a recognized career step toward admission into Firm partnership.

The promotions are effective January 1, 2020 except where noted.


William Bave
William Bave has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in New York, he advises clients on civil and criminal antitrust litigation, complex business disputes and government investigations.

Jessie Baxter
Jessie Baxter has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in New York, she advises clients on global and domestic mergers and acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries. 

Jacqueline Chung
Jacqueline Chung has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in New York, she advises clients on business disputes that involve complex cross-border issues.

Karen Eisenstadt
Karen Eisenstadt has been named counsel in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in Boston, she advises clients on US criminal and civil regulatory matters, qui tam actions, consumer protection lawsuits and complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes. 

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