Venesha White

Associate
Commercial Litigation Department
Venesha White

“Is my philosophy that a great attorney must be honest, confident, analytical, attentive, trustworthy, responsive and have a great work ethic. I bring these qualities to each case and work toward solutions in a timely and economical fashion. Additionally, my time spent on various business and charitable boards ”

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Venesha White is an Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. Prior to joining Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, Ms. White was a legal  intern at the New Rochelle Criminal Court where she assisted in the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of criminal cases in New Rochelle. She was also an intern at the Legal Services of Hudson Valley where she worked with attorneys to counsel clients in housing and divorce matters, and drafted motions.  Ms. White was a legal intern at Sanctuary for Families where she educated victims of domestic violence about their legal rights and  advocated for victims during court appearances. Additionally, Ms. White was an intern at FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation where she provided support to a variety of global legal research compliance initiatives in Anti-Bribery, Anti- Kickback and Anti-Corruption, developed and standardized research compliance training and education materials and conducted legal research and generated legal memoranda.

Prior to starting her legal career, Ms. White held several research positions at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Over the course of her employment, Ms. White was Lead Clinical Research Coordinator II/ Hematology Oncology, Senior Pediatric Clinical Research Coordinator/ Hematology Oncology,  Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee Administrator and served as Clinical Research Program Director where she provided Operational leadership of the Tisch Cancer Institute’s Protocol Review Monitoring System.

Ms. White graduated Cum Laude from Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law with an Advanced Certificate in Health Law and Policy with a focus on Anti- Bribery, Kickback and Corruption. She also served as Submissions Editor for the Pace International Law Review.

Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • J.D., Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
    • cum laude , with Advanced Certificate in Health and Policy
    • Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), Certified Clinical Research Professional
  • B.A., Herbert H. Lehman College

Venesha White is an Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. Prior to joining Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, Ms. White was a legal  intern at the New Rochelle Criminal Court where she assisted in the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of criminal cases in New Rochelle. She was also an intern at the Legal Services of Hudson Valley where she worked with attorneys to counsel clients in housing and divorce matters, and drafted motions.  Ms. White was a legal intern at Sanctuary for Families where she educated victims of domestic violence about their legal rights and  advocated for victims during court appearances. Additionally, Ms. White was an intern at FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation where she provided support to a variety of global legal research compliance initiatives in Anti-Bribery, Anti- Kickback and Anti-Corruption, developed and standardized research compliance training and education materials and conducted legal research and generated legal memoranda.

Prior to starting her legal career, Ms. White held several research positions at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Over the course of her employment, Ms. White was Lead Clinical Research Coordinator II/ Hematology Oncology, Senior Pediatric Clinical Research Coordinator/ Hematology Oncology,  Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee Administrator and served as Clinical Research Program Director where she provided Operational leadership of the Tisch Cancer Institute’s Protocol Review Monitoring System.

Ms. White graduated Cum Laude from Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law with an Advanced Certificate in Health Law and Policy with a focus on Anti- Bribery, Kickback and Corruption. She also served as Submissions Editor for the Pace International Law Review.

  • Chairman of the Board, LittleMissMatched, LLC. (privately held iconic tween apparel company)
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees of Albany Law School
  • Board Member, Former Executive Committee Member and Former General Counsel of the Business Council of Westchester
  • Board Member, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Former Vice President, Executive Committee and Board Member, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Westchester County Bar Association, Law Office Management Special Committee
  • Former Acting President, Orienta Point Association (neighborhood organization)
  • Former Chair, Law Practice Management Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Town Prosecutor, Town of Mamaroneck
  • Former Member, Village of Mamaroneck, Harbor Commission
  • Gender Fair Award, for recognition as a true model for diversity and inclusion, presented by the NBA’s New York Liberty, 2019
  • 2019 Gender Fair Certification, for being the first and only law firm certified for diversity and inclusion, by Gender Fair NYC
  • 2017 Small Business Award, for Excellence in overall firm growth, featured in the Fall issue of 914Inc.
  • 2012 Equal Access to Justice Award recipient, an honor extended by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021
  • Business Hall of Fame’s Small Business Success Award, sponsored by The Business Council of Westchester and received on behalf of the Firm, 2009
  • Pace Setter Award, for excellence in professional and community work, sponsored in part by Pace Law School and the Westchester County Bar Association, 2008
  • Family Friendly Employment Policy Award, presented by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and received on behalf of the Firm, 2008
  • Presenter, “How to Navigate the Sale and/or Merger of a Small to Midsize Law Practice: What are the Options?”, CLE program, NYSBA 50+ Section Annual Meeting Program, NYC (2023)
  • Presenter, “How to Navigate the Sale and/or Merger of a Small to Midsize Law Practice: What are the Options?” Webinar, Virtual CLE program, NYSBA 50+ Section (2023)
  • Panelist, “How Employers Have Implemented New Opportunities in DEI… and the Challenges that Remain” presented by the Business Council of Westchester (2022)
  • Panelist, “Men as Allies: It Takes All of Us,” 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, Manhattanville College (2019)
  • Presenter, “Origination Credit and Partner Compensation: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due”, CLE program, Center for Competitive Management (2015)
  • Presenter, “Real Property Law Update”, New York State Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Section Fall Meeting (2014)
  • Co-Panelist, “Partners’ Compensation”, New York State Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education (2014)
  • Orientation Presenter, Albany Law School (2014)
  • Presenter, “Hot Tips for Building Client Relations” CLE program, New York State Bar Association Marketing Conference (2014)
  • Co-Presenter, “See How Technology Makes the Business Side of Law Easier & More Effective” CLE program, Westchester County Bar Association (2013)
  • Co-Presenter, “Essential Residential Real Estate Law: Contract to Closing Without a Headache” CLE program, Pace Law School (2013)
  • Panelist, Westchester Grow Forum for Entrepreneurs, presented by the Westchester County Office of Economic Development and the Gateway to Entrepreneurship at Westchester Community College (2012)
  • Program Faculty, New York State Bar Association, “Strategies for Progressing Equity Partners”, LPM CLE webcast (2012)
  • Co-Presenter, Westchester County Bar Association Real Property Section CLE, “Commercial Properties – The Nuts and Bolts of Buying, Selling and Leasing” (2012)
  • Presenter, Westchester County Bar Association CLE program entitled “10 Hot Management Tips for Driving the Bottom Line to Profitability and Creating Professional Satisfaction” (2012)
  • Co-Presenter for the Westchester County Bar Association webinar, “Tech Tips to Enhance Profitability and Competitiveness” (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, “BANKRUPTCY Defalcation and Rooker-Feldman Doctrine/Res Judicata”CLE program (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, “Commercial Purchasing, Leasing and Workouts” seminar, sponsored by Skyline Title, Inc. and promoted in part by the Westchester County Bar Association and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (2009)
  • Guest Speaker, Pace Law School’s New Directions Program (2008)
  • Presenter, Westchester Women’s Bar Association Real Estate Expo on the subject of commercial real estate transactions (2008)

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