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Deborah White

Deborah White

Retail Industry Leaders Association
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Arlington, VA, USA


Deborah White oversees RILA’s corporate legal, compliance and litigation responsibilities. Deborah also serves as President of the Retail Litigation Center, which was created in 2010 to serve as the voice of the retail industry in the judicial branch. She is the principal contact for RILA’s General Counsel Committee.

Prior to joining RILA, White founded a firm to counsel select supermarket companies and to serve as executive director of the recycled paperboard industry’s trade association. Her retail trade association experience includes more than a decade at the Food Marketing Institute, which she left in 2010 as the association’s Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer. From 1992 to 1998, White practiced law at the firm of Keller and Heckman, LLP.


B.A., Wesleyan University
J.D., Washington College of Law

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court


General Counsel Committee
Employment Litigation Leaders Council
Retail Litigation Center Board of Directors


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