Jason White advises banks and other financial institutions on leveraged and investment grade financings, workouts and restructurings. He has significant experience in international, regulated and complex acquisition and divestiture financing transactions. Mr. White also advises on regulatory matters relating to nonbanking investments and activities, netting and closeouts, and financial insolvency. Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. White was the Americas Head of the Leveraged and High Grade Acquisition Finance legal group at Barclays Capital in New York, where his team oversaw finance, restructuring, commercial real estate, special situations and bank regulatory matters.
Representative examples of Mr. White’s practice include:
- Representing the lead arranger in providing a liquidity backstop facility for an insurance company notes platform.
- Representing the lead arranger on a secured term loan facility for a leading asset management company.
- Advising a sovereign investor in connection with an investment in a national bank.
- Advising Barclays in connection with the disposition of its interests in Archstone.
- Significant financings arranged by Barclays for CIT Group, Phillips-Van Heusen, Hewlett-Packard, Kinder Morgan and numerous other top tier sponsor and corporate clients.
- Advising Barclays on DIP financing and the acquisition of the North American investment banking business of Lehman Brothers Inc.
- Analysis of trading, closeout and customer asset protection issues during the financial crisis, including with respect to Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and numerous fixed-income structures and funds.
- Financing of a financial institution’s asset management business to a leading fund.
- Advising financial institutions and funds on prudential banking reform measures under the Dodd-Frank Act, including resolution planning, the Volcker rule and orderly liquidation.
Mr. White devotes significant time to pro bono representation, including advising the Public International Law & Policy Group on constitutional reform issues in certain African countries, and the Calvert Foundation in domestic and international financings. In February, 2013, Mr. White received Orrick’s 2012 Pro Bono Award for partners.