Erika D. White
Ms. White is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on advising banks, broker-dealers and other institutions regarding credit risks involved in cross-border derivatives and other complex financial transactions, including the enforceability of rights to close-out, net and liquidate collateral upon a counterparty insolvency, as well as issues in connection with broker-dealer insolvencies under the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 (“SIPA”).
Her practice also includes the structuring and documentation of collateral and other credit risk mitigation arrangements for a broad range of transactions, including fixed-income, equity and credit derivatives, prime brokerage and secured financing transactions, and advising on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on such arrangements. Among the matters she has worked on recently are the representation of the joint administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in connection with their multibillion-dollar claims against Lehman Brothers Inc. in the largest SIPA proceeding in history and the representation of five banking organizations in their first living wills submissions.
State of New York
B.A., Swarthmore College, 1977
- with distinction
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1981
- Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
- Counsel, 2006-present
- Associate, 1981-1982 and 1986-2006
- Tokyo office, 1987-1992