Attorney Profile

Darrell P. White

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Practice Areas:

  • Complex Business Disputes

Biography

Mr. White is a business trial lawyer specializing in complex business disputes. His clients include corporations generating hundreds of millions in revenue annually, multinational corporations, and entrepreneurs. Throughout his career, he has worked with and against the largest law firms in the world. He prides himself on delivering top results and creating value for his clients, both large and small. In addition to litigation matters, Mr. White provides outside general counsel services to clients across the hospitality, manufacturing, construction, real estate, and restaurant industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. White practiced with a large international law firm. There, he represented financial institutions in both state and federal courts in actions arising from the Federal Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other consumer financial regulations. In addition, Mr. White gained extensive experience representing financial institutions in mortgage and foreclosure litigation.
While at a mid-size, California based law firm, Mr. White also represented clients in Private Attorney General actions, Prop. 65 actions, qui tam matters, trade secret litigation, and shareholder derivative actions.

Notably, Mr. White’s real estate experience includes representing manufactured housing community owners and operators in mass-plaintiff (i.e. failure to maintain), landlord-tenant, and operations related actions. He has also assisted manufactured housing community owners with various resident meetings by presenting informational seminars as well as conducting Park Rule and Regulations meetings.

Education

  • Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, Orange, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A.

Honors

  • Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star”- an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Southern California
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star (2014 – Present)
  • 2016 Neighborhood Hero Award presented by City of Santa Ana, ComLink
  • 2016 – Moderator for Diversity Symposium, Chapman University School of Law

Published Works

  • Quoted in Daily Journal “Seismic Shift: The loss of a child propelled Judge Andre De La Cruz to refocus his career on helping others.” November 20, 2018. https://t.co/7JeHGgUsm3
  • “Who’s Who in the OCBA the Affiliate Bars,” Orange County Lawyers magazine, an official publication of the Orange County Bar Association, (featured not authored) Vol. 60 No. 6., (June 2018).
  • “Trying Your Case to the Millennial Generation” presented with Joshua M. Kimura to Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, Barcelona, Spain CLE Trip (May 27, 2018)
  • “Worker’s Compensation and Employment Law” webinar presentation, moderator (April 25, 2018)
  • “Legal Updates for 2018” presented to franchisees of national fast food chain headquartered in Irvine, CA (April 2018)
  • “Brown, Groban Should be Commended,” Letter to the Editor, Daily Journal, Vol. 131, No. 46, (March 8, 2018).
  • “Raising the Bar,” OCBJ, Philanthropy column, (featured not authored) Vol. 41, No. 14, (April 2, 2018).
  • “President’s Message,” Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Newsletter (monthly) (January, 2018 – Present)
  • “Using Demonstratives to Effectively Communicate Complex Business Cases to a Jury”, co-author with Sherry S. Bragg, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, ABTL Report, Volume XIX No. 2, (Summer 2017).
  • “Advance Conflict Waivers and Disgorgement Under Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP v. J-M Manufacturing” presented to Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, Panama CLE Trip (May 29, 2016)
  • Fowler (Chapman University) School of Law, Social Justice Symposium, Moderator (March 3, 2016) http://tinyurl.com/jlbqo5p

Professional Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association – Board of Directors (2019)
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, President (2018), President-Elect (2017), Board of Directors (2014-Present)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Liaison to the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, (July 2016 – Present)
  • OCBA, Pro Bono Committee (2018)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, ABTL Report – Assistant Editor (2017-present), Orange County Chapter
  • Orange County Bar Association, Real Property Section; Business Litigation Section
  • Inn of Court, Member (2016)

Current Employment Position

  • Partner