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Kenneth White
Partner

Noteworthy
Special Counsel, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (2003-2005), Associate, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (2001-2003); Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California, Criminal Division, Government Fraud and Public Corruption Section (1995-2001).

Education
Harvard Law School (J.D., 1994, cum laude); Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal on Legislation (1993-94); Stanford University (B.A., Political Science, 1991, Departmental Honors).

Clerkships
Law Clerk, Hon. Richard A. Gadbois, United States District Court for the Central District of California (1994-1995).

Professional Associations
American Bar Association's White Collar Crime Committee; State Bar of California's Litigation Section and Criminal Justice Section; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee; Los Angeles County Bar Association Foundation, Board of Directors (2005-2009); Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter.

Bar Admissions
California (1994); United States District Court, Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

The following are a few of Mr. White’s representative matters:

Criminal and Administrative Investigations and Prosecutions

White Collar Investigations and Prosecutions

  • Represented heir accused of theft of deceased parent’s Social Security benefits, leading to termination of investigation without charges.
  • Represented heir accused of theft of deceased parent’s veteran benefits, leading to probationary sentence.
  • Represented businessman charged with money laundering and structuring financial transactions, yielding favorable outcome.
  • Defended accountant in federal investigation of tax shelter fraud, leading to termination of investigation of client without charges.
  • Successfully defended local politician accused of conflict of interest and misappropriation of public funds.
  • Represented merchants accused of sale of counterfeit goods, resulting in favorable disposition.

Other Criminal Matters

  • Represented inmate accused in videotaped prison riot, yielding acquittal at trial.
  • Represented federal and state defendants in cases involving drug trafficking, immigration violations, assault, sexual assault, and theft.

Representation of Professionals

  • Represented physicians in Medical Board investigations, leading to termination of investigation without charges and other favorable resolutions.
  • Defended accountant investigated in public corruption investigation, resulting in termination of investigation of client without charges.
  • Represented tax preparer in major tax evasion prosecution, resulting in favorable disposition.

Civil Litigation

First Amendment and Defamation Issues

  • Represented government employee in anti-SLAPP litigation regarding fraud investigation, resulting in plaintiff being ordered to pay client’s legal fees.
  • Represented science blogger threatened with SLAPP suit, resulting in complete vindication for blogger and abandonment of threatened suit.
  • Represented hotel owner in trial court and court of appeal in anti-SLAPP litigation over owner’s participation in zoning process.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in anti-SLAPP litigation in federal court.
  • Advised numerous clients, including bloggers, regarding consequences of anti-SLAPP statute on proposed defamation suits.

Representation of Professionals

  • Represented physicians in wrongful termination suits, resulting in satisfactory settlements.
  • Represented physician in fraud litigation against perpetrators of investment scam.

Fraud and Misconduct By Fiduciaries

  • Represented shareholder in closely-held corporation in litigation alleging embezzlement by majority shareholder.
  • Represented court-appointed receiver in suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty against law firm.
  • Represented real estate joint venture partner in suit alleging fraud and misconduct against partner.

Complex Fraud Litigation

  • Represented insurance agents in series of fraud and professional negligence suits brought against insurance companies and agents based upon health insurance policies.
  • Represented real estate developers in multiple suits alleging fraud and mismanagement of investments.
  • Represented consumer electronics manufacturer in suit alleging fraud and misappropriation of goods by lender.
  • Represented healthcare corporation in large-scale qui tam suit alleging Medicare fraud.
  • Represented businessman in suit alleging fraudulent transfer of assets to evade judgment.

Securities Fraud Matters

  • Represented numerous targets, subjects, and witnesses in SEC investigations.
  • Defended studio executive accused of lying to government in course of SEC investigation.
  • Defended general partner in a $320 million real estate mortgage case involving allegations of securities fraud.
  • Represented individuals and entities in SEC civil case seeking disgorgement of invested funds.

Sexual Harassment

  • Represented businesses and individuals accused of sexual harassment.
  • Conducting training for local government entities on preventing sexual harassment.

Internal Investigations

  • Investigated misappropriation of shipping company’s resources for drug smuggling, successfully reinstating company’s U.S. Customs status.
  • Conducted internal investigation of national charity accused of defrauding local governments on services contracts, and resolved government investigation favorably to the charity.

Personal Injury

  • Represented clients in wrongful death, personal injury, wrongful termination, and other matters.