Wendy S. White

Senior Vice President & General Counsel for the University of Pennsylvania & Penn Medicine

(215) 746-5240

In June of 2003, Wendy White was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine. Previously, Ms. White held the positions of Vice President and General Counsel (2001-2003) and Deputy General Counsel of the University (1999-2001). She formerly was a partner in the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C., during the period 1981-1999, where she specialized in issues relating to non-profit institutions, labor and employment, products liability and commercial litigation. In addition, Ms. White served as Associate Counsel to the President of the United States in 1996-1997.

Ms. White attended Goucher College (A.B., magna cum laude, 1972) where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (J.D., magna cum laude), was an editor of the Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif. Ms. White is a member of the American Law Institute, the Board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and the Board of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Ms. White is a frequent speaker on labor and employment, higher education and ethics issues.

Support Staff:

Patricia S. Putnam
Executive Assistant/Budget Coordinator
Phone: (215) 746-5242
Fax: (215) 746-5301/5222

Practice Areas:

  • Governance and Conflict of Interest
  • Litigation
  • Student and Faculty Issues