Dan White ’08
“The law offers the same analytical aspect that I enjoyed about economics,” says Dan White, “but it also offers concrete results.” After earning a master’s in economics Dan realized he needed work that was more practical and less theoretical. The law was a good fit, as was Northeastern’s co-op program, which gave him opportunities to practice law in different settings.
On co-op, Dan tried it all: a private firm, government entity and a corporation. He found he enjoyed his third co-op most, at the law firm Goodwin Procter in Boston. His work there ultimately led to a job after graduation. “At Northeastern I was able to try different paths, filter some out and figure out exactly where I wanted to be,” says Dan, who is now counsel for Morningside Technology Advisory, which invests private-equity and venture capital in novel science and technology sectors and is committed to social responsibility.
US Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, Economic Crimes, Boston, Massachusetts
Dan worked for a federal prosecutor on white-collar crime, which gave him the opportunity to use his economics background.
Law, Culture and Difference (now LSSC)
Dan was chosen by his peers to lead, organize and manage a complex legal project involving Boston’s decreasing groundwater level and its effects on homes.
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Boston, Massachusetts
Dan wrote bench memoranda and assisted Judge Norman H. Stahl in preparing to hear oral argument. He also analyzed briefs, relevant case law and statutes, as well as lower court records.
- Appointments Committee
- Student Bar Association
- Corporate Finance: Acquisitions
- Secured Transactions
Goodwin Procter, Boston, Massachusetts
Dan helped senior attorneys research, review documents and draft agreements for a $200-million business deal.
Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts
Dan drafted vendor service agreements, prepared a technology escrow agreement and performed research related to stock purchase agreements.