Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

Mr. White represents clients in many types of employment matters, including claims for wrongful termination, age discrimination, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, national origin discrimination, racial discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, religious discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour violations, ERISA violations, sexual harassment, breach of contract, defamation, violation of family leave laws and other claims.

Employment Counsel

Mr. White provides counsel to clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including hiring and selection procedures, discipline and termination, harassment and discrimination investigations, wage and hour matters, drug testing, polygraph testing, COBRA, occupational safety and health matters, unfair competition, employee indemnification, and many other issues. In addition, Mr. White assists clients with many of the documents that are necessary for day-to-day operation within California, including employment applications, employee handbooks, binding arbitration agreements, at-will agreements, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements and a variety of other agreements.

General Counsel For Small And Medium Sized Businesses

For small and medium sized companies that do not require a full-time, in-house lawyer (or simply choose not to have one), Mr. White provides advice as “general counsel” on a broad range of issues that businesses in California face on a daily basis.  Mr. White prides himself on obtaining a detailed knowledge of his clients’ businesses and the unique issues they face so that he can provide legal advice that is not only correct, but that also makes sense within the context of his clients’ business model.

Securities Arbitration

Mr. White has extensive experience representing securities firms, registered investment advisors and other licensed individuals in the securities industry in numerous securities arbitrations in various forums, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Commercial Litigation

Mr. White serves as counsel to individuals and businesses in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters involving tort and contract claims, including claims for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair business practices, breach of contract, tortious interference, defamation and related causes of action.

Complex Litigation

Mr. White has extensive experience in handling complex litigation matters, including class and mass actions in both state and federal courts as well as before the self-regulatory agencies of the securities industry. In addition, Mr. White has handled numerous cases brought on behalf of the general public through the use of “private attorney general” statutes, including California’s Private Attorneys General Act. Mr. White’s primary experience in this area has been in “wage and hour” class actions involving claims of misclassification, unpaid overtime, violations of the meal and break regulations and violation of vacation accrual laws.

Law Offices of Benjamin W. White
1331 North California Boulevard, Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: (925) 280-0100
Fax: (925) 407-2846