James A. White

Jim White has more than 20 years' experience in complex business litigation, representing clients in real estate-related litigation, regulated utility litigation, antitrust, bankruptcy, and insurance coverage matters and in significant contract disputes. He has tried antitrust, fraudulent conveyance, and numerous contract claims, including disputes related to the purchase and sale of companies, as well as real estate financing, real estate development, and automobile dealer statutes.

Jim has appeared and tried cases in state and federal courts and arbitration forums across the country and has handled appeals in state and federal courts. Recent engagements include representations of a broad variety of entities, including property owners, lenders, developers, and limited liability company members and partners, in real estate disputes, the defense of purported class actions against electric utilities over power purchases and maintenance practices (representing Ameren Corporation), and a major contract action concerning the sale of engines to an automobile company (representing Navistar International Corporation). Jim also acted as lead counsel for Bayer CropScience as respondent in an arbitration related to the sale of a business, a dispute which concluded with an award in Bayer's favor on all claims.

Jim is involved in attorney recruitment at Jones Day. He is on the board of Chicago's Music of the Baroque.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 3) Energy and 4) Oil & Gas Shale Plays
Law School University of Wisconsin Law School
Education The University of Chicago (A.B. 1980)
Bar Member / Association Illinois
Most recent firm Jones Day
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