Graham White focuses on complex civil matters before appellate courts, including the US Supreme Court. Mr. White has helped brief numerous cases in state and federal court involving novel questions of statutory interpretation. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on voting rights and criminal justice reform issues. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. White served as a law clerk to a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and to a judge on the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mr. White received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal and a Semifinalist in Yale's internal moot court competition. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. Before law school, Mr. White served as a White House intern.

Experience

  • Voters and political groups in North Carolina state court in successful partisan gerrymandering challenge to North Carolina's congressional districts.
  • One of the nation's largest insurance companies in successful Delaware Supreme Court appeal reversing $50 million judgment against insurer.
  • New York residents in federal court challenge to Department of Homeland Security rule prohibiting New Yorkers from enrolling in Trusted Traveler Programs.
  • Major pharmaceutical company in nationwide litigation at the trial and appellate level concerning prescription medications.
  • Criminal defense organizations as amicus curiae in the US Supreme Court in case involving fabrication of evidence by law enforcement, drafting an amicus brief that was cited in the majority opinion. McDonough v. Smith, 18-485 (2019).
  • Major automobile manufacturer in the DC Circuit in litigation involving vehicle emissions standards.
  • Multiple rap music artists in criminal proceedings in state and federal court involving the prosecution's use of music lyrics as evidence.
  • Individual attorney in Fifth Circuit appeal challenging the authority of federal agents to search electronic devices at the border without a warrant.
  • Student athlete in Second Circuit appeal challenging revocation of athlete's scholarship on sex discrimination and First Amendment grounds.

Perspectives

Consider the Fourth Amendment Before Your Employees Travel Overseas
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Yale Law School, 2016
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2013, magna cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, The Honorable Cornelia T.L. Pillard
  • US District Court, District of Columbia, The Honorable Christopher R. Cooper
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