Jack White (JD '03) Running for Attorney General of Virginia
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumnus and Board of Advisors member Jack White (JD '03) is currently running for Attorney General of Virginia. Since his graduation in 2003, Jack has stayed actively involved in the Caruso Law alumni community as a member of the Board of Advisors, and has also mentored and spoken with current and prospective law students. Jack is a partner at FH+H in the Washington, D.C. area, and remains engaged with local Pepperdine Caruso Law alumni.
Mr. White represents, advises, and counsels companies, boards of directors, municipalities, academic institutions, and a variety of individual and corporate clients on a wide array of matters, including corporate structuring, governance, and business transactions, litigation for Indian Tribes, employment matters, civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and ordinances, and individual rights under both state and federal law, including 42 U. S. C. § 1983. Having testified himself before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. White has extensive experience representing clients and preparing them for congressional testimony. As a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Mr. White represents public and privately held entities; and, his representations span both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
Separate from his active law practice, Mr. White has advised state and local law enforcement, social services, and education chief executives on public school safety issues. He has also argued before federal appellate courts and briefed the United States Supreme Court on issues related to First Amendment Rights.
Mr. White graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point after earning numerous honors, including being named West Point Cadet of the Year. After serving for five years on active duty, he continued his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve while attending Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. White graduated magna cum laude and served as editor-in-chief of the Pepperdine Law Review. While at Pepperdine, he won the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions and the annual Dalsimer Moot Court Competition. He also served as president of the Christian Legal Society and became a member of the Order of the Coif. He now sits on the Board of his alma mater.
Following law school, Mr. White served as a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit on behalf of the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr. who was then a judge on that court. Shortly after being elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Alito invited Mr. White to join him for a second clerkship during the Supreme Court's 2008-2009 term.
An ordained minister, Mr. White has pastored congregations in Savannah, Georgia and San Francisco, California. His commitment to community is further exemplified in his service as member on the Boards of several organizations, including the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the National Military Family Association, and Mother Assisted Nutritive Aid. He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Chairman's Advisory Council of the American Red Cross and is Chairman of the Tysons Tower Club. He has also chaired the Fairfax County Public Schools Education Foundation. Mr. White resides in the D.C. Metro Area with his wife and children.