Henry F. White, Jr.

Adjunct Professor

Henry F. White, Jr., a native New Yorker, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Fordham University School of Law. Following law school graduation, he joined the law firm of Hill, Betts & Nash in New York City where he was involved in numerous trials and arbitrations. While specializing in Admiralty and Maritime matters, he was also involved in practicing general corporate and transportation law. He then entered the New York City Government serving initially as a deputy commissioner of transportation for New York City responsible for all mass transit systems owned and operated by the City of New York and later as counsel to the Mayor of New York City. Following this civilian government service, he established and managed the New York City office of a California-based firm, Barger & Wolen, adding an insurance practice to his portfolio. Subsequently, he was appointed President of the International Institute of Container Lessors (representing the worldwide intermodal container and chassis leasing industry) until recruited to be the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the American Bar Association. He later served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the CCIM Institute (the trade association for the international commercial real estate industry). Mr. White has also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Commercial Operations Advisory Committee for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and concurrently enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. and Naval Reserve retiring with the rank of Rear Admiral.