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Chris White

Associate

Chris White is a litigation associate and concentrates his practice in general commercial, labor and employment, and construction litigation matters.

Featured Experience

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an automobile manufacturer's finance company on claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Represented a poultry processor in a suit brought by a contract poultry grower. Obtained dismissal of claims for violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act, fraud, and misrepresentation.

Defended a poultry processor in a suit brought by a terminated employee for FLSA violations and race discrimination. Obtained dismissal of FLSA claim and successfully resolved the race discrimination claim.

Professional Biography

Overview

As a litigation associate and member of the Advocacy Group, Chris White assists clients with general commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation, and construction litigation.

Mr. White also has extensive experience defending claims brought under the Packers and Stockyards Act and the Agricultural Fair Practices Act.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an automobile manufacturer's finance company on claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

  • Represented a poultry processor in a suit brought by a contract poultry grower. Obtained dismissal of claims for violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act, fraud, and misrepresentation.

  • Defended a poultry processor in a suit brought by a terminated employee for FLSA violations and race discrimination. Obtained dismissal of FLSA claim and successfully resolved the race discrimination claim.

  • Represented a drug manufacturer in a suit brought by a former employee. Retained after the plaintiff took a $2.5 million default judgment in state court, successfully removed the case and had the default judgment set aside. Obtained dismissal without prejudice following the default judgment being set aside. Obtained dismissal of the amended complaint with prejudice of the employee's claims for constructive termination, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Publications
  • Products Liability Chapter, Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law (eds. 2018 – 2020)
  • "At-Will Employment and Healthcare: A Constant Conflict," Mississippi College Law Review (Spring 2017)

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2017, summa cum laude
    • Mississippi College Law Review, Articles editor (2016 – 2017)
  • University of Mississippi, B.S., 2013

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2017

Featured Media

Baker Donelson Adds Five New Associates Firm-Wide
Press Release / April 15, 2019
Baker Donelson Adds Six New Associates Firm-Wide
Press Release / October 25, 2018

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