White, Mary Jo
1947 -

Born: 12/27/1947 in Kansas City, Missouri
Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Criminal Law
White Collar Criminal Defense
Internal Investigations
Fiduciary Duty Litigation
Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation
International Corporate Investigations and Defence
Regions and States of Practice:
NY, Northeast
Legal Education:
Columbia Law School, 1974
Other Education:
B.A., College of William and Mary (1970)
M.A., The New School for Social Research (1971)
Positions During Her Career:
Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton (1976-1978)
Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (1978-1981)
Partner at Deveboise & Plimpton (1983-1990); Rejoined as Chair of the Litigation Department (2002-present)
Interim U.S. Attorney and Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (1990-1993)
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1993-2002)
Director of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, and on its Executive, Audit and Policy Committees (2002-2006)
Woman to serve as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (1993)
Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award
George W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism
Agency Seal Medallion given by the CIA
Director of the FBI’s Jefferson Cup Award for Contributions to the Rule of Law in the Fight Against Terrorism and Crime
Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Distinction in Public Service
John P. O’Neill Pillar of Justice Award given by the Respect for Law Alliance
Edward Weinfeld Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Administration of Justice given by the New York County Lawyers’ Association
“Prosecutor of the Year” Award given by the Respect for Law Alliance
“Community Leadership Award” given by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation
“Law Enforcement Person of the Year” Award given by the Society of Professional Investigators
“Magnificent 7” Award given by the Business and Professional Women USA
“Human Relations Award” given by the Anti-Defamation League Lawyer’s Division
“Women of Power and Influence Award” given by the National Organization of Women
“American Prosecutor’s Award” given by St. John’s University Criminal Justice Program
“Medal for Excellence” given by the Columbia University School of Law Association
“Outstanding Women of the Bar Award” given by the New York County Lawyers’ Association
Milton S. Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy
“Law & Society Award” given by the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
“Most Influential Women in the Law Award” given by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Further Research Materials

Mary Jo White
Mary Jo White, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, available from: http://www.debevoise.com/attorneys/detail.aspx?id=26af1fa8-0acf-4ef5-9c3b-1f08b1aa7de0&type=showfullbio
Potential Paper Topics:
She oversaw the prosecution and conviction of John Gotti