Jason D. White

Jason White, a partner in the Finance Group of Shearman & Sterling, advises banks and other financial institutions on leveraged and investment grade financings, workouts, divestitures and restructurings. He has significant experience in international, regulated and complex acquisition and divestiture financing transactions.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Mr. White was a partner in the Banking & Debt Capital Markets practice of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and prior to Orrick was the Americas Head of the Leveraged and High Grade Acquisition Finance legal group at Barclays Capital, where his team oversaw finance, restructuring, commercial real estate, special situations and bank regulatory matters.

Selected Experience

  • Representing Coldwater Creek Inc. and its affiliates in obtaining secured asset-backed DIP financing in their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Impact Financing,” Orrick Panel, New York, NY (June 24, 2013)
  • Panelist, “A Drive-by on Two Recent Decisions Affecting Syndicated Lenders,” LSTA Continuing Legal Education Presentation, New York, NY (May 16, 2013)
  • Presenter, “Navigating the Eurozone,” 3rd Annual Distressed Debt and Assets Symposium sponsored by Deloitte & NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York, NY (June 7, 2012)
  • Presenter, “Implications of U.S. Insolvency/Resolution Approaches for Deal Structures, Derivatives and Other Financial Products,” Institute of International Bankers Institute Conference on U.S. Bankruptcy/Resolution Issues and Cross-Border Regulatory and Market Implications for Internationally Active Banks, New York, NY (November 10, 2009)
  • Presenter, “Sources of Capital for Privately Held Companies in Equity and Debt Markets,” Business Section of American Bar Association's Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (August 2, 2009)


  • Co-Author, “Motors Liquidation Bankruptcy Court Applies the Brakes to Unauthorized Termination Statements,” 45 U.C.C. Law Journal 211, August 2013
  • Co-Author, “In Fontainebleau Appeal, Eleventh Circuit Confirms That Term Lenders Lack Standing To Enforce Revolving Lenders’ Commitments,” Banking Law Journal 491-495, June 2013
  • Author, “Did an Obscure Remark in a Recent Regulatory Publication Signal a New Interpretation of the Anti-Tying Rules?” Orrick Client Alert, April 2013
  • Co-author, “Updated Multi-Agency Guidance on Leveraged Lending Practices,” Orrick Client Alert, April 2013
  • Co-author, “Treatment of Bridge Financing Under the Volcker Rule,” Orrick Client Alert, January 2012
  • Co-author, “Conflicting Clauses of Section 365 Making Courts Struggle,” New York Law Journal, February 17, 2004
  • Co-author, “Centralizing Asbestos Claims in a Single Forum,” New York Law Journal, August 26, 2002 (Winner of the 2003 Burton Award for Legal Achievement)


  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D.
  • University of Washington, M.A.
  • Arizona State University, B.A.


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