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Ronald G. White Joins WMH as Partner in White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice

Ronald G. White Joins WMH as Partner in White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice

NEW YORK , October 11, 2022 – Walden Macht & Haran, LLP (WMH), an elite and nationally recognized white collar criminal defense and civil litigation firm, today announces that veteran trial and appellate lawyer Ronald G. White has joined the firm as partner in its New York office, where he will be the 10th former federal prosecutor and the 5th Chambers-ranked white collar defense partner.

“Ron is an outstanding lawyer who has successfully represented clients in many of the of the most high-profile government investigations of recent years,” said Jim Walden, managing partner of WMH. “We’re thrilled that Ron is joining our firm, as we continue to grow our investigations and white collar defense practice to meet the needs of our clients during this era of heightened regulatory enforcement.”

Bringing over 30 years of experience in white collar criminal defense, SEC enforcement, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation matters, Mr. White has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US. Most notably, he has represented major corporations and executives in high-profile investigations and litigations brought by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, including those involving Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB; hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management; soccer’s world governing body, FIFA; hedge fund Platinum Partners; and credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s.

Mr. White previously served for 10 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he was Deputy Chief of the office’s Business and Securities Fraud Unit. As a prosecutor, Mr. White tried cases and conducted investigations involving securities fraud, tax evasion, health care fraud and money laundering, as well as kidnapping, bank robbery, murder and racketeering.

Mr. White added: “I’m excited to join WMH’s first-class white collar defense and investigations team.  WMH lawyers have a stellar reputation for innovative defense strategies backed by decades-long government experience, and I look forward to contributing to this terrific team.”

Mr. White’s partnership at WMH marks another milestone in the firm’s expanded white-collar defense practice group, following Gordon Mehler joining as a partner in its New York office. With more than 40 years of experience in white collar criminal defense and civil litigation, Mr. Mehler has successfully represented clients in some of the most notable white collar criminal cases, including a defendant in the Bernard Madoff securities fraud trial. Mr. Mehler previously served for more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, including as Deputy Assistant Attorney General during the Clinton Administration.

WMH’s award-winning white collar defense and investigations group has consistently been ranked by leading organizations, including Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation. The group conducts a wide array of complex internal investigations for global leaders in the financial, real estate, health care, industrial, automotive, energy, retail, and entertainment sectors, among others.

About Walden Macht & Haran, LLP

Walden Macht & Haran LLP (www.wmhlaw.com) is a leading boutique law firm specializing in white collar criminal defense and investigations, complex commercial disputes, monitorships and corporate compliance. Headquartered in New York and with offices in Philadelphia, the firm combines the extensive expertise of partners with backgrounds in both the public and private sphere to offer strategic, trusted counsel to our clients’ most complex legal matters.

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