Marjorie S. White

Clinical Professor of Law, and Director of the Startup NC Law Clinic

(919) 445-0697

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Organizations Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Entrepreneurship and the Law


Marjorie S. White is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Startup NC Law Clinic. She is also Director of Small Business Initiatives at the law school’s Institute for Innovation. She joined the faculty in the fall of 2019 from Brooklyn Law School, where she had served as Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of Transactional Practice for the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP) since 2014.

Prior to entering academia, White had extensive corporate and transactional experience in private practice, including both at law firms as well as in executive in-house positions. She spent much of her career in the corporate department of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities work and private equity transactions. She was also a partner in the corporate department of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen. White served as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, the global investment bank, where she was responsible for worldwide corporate governance as well as related public company work.  She was also the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a boutique investment advisory firm, where she oversaw legal and compliance matters.

White graduated from Harvard University and earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was Comment Editor of the Law Review. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Robert J. Ward, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


  • J.D., University of Chicago
  • A.B. (cum laude), Classics (Greek), Harvard University