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Robinson+Cole Partner Jeff White Participates in Manufacturing Roundtable Hosted at the White House

Robinson+Cole manufacturing lawyer Jeffrey J. White was invited to the White House to participate in a manufacturing roundtable on March 14, 2019. The roundtable brought together manufacturing business leaders and government officials to discuss the issues facing  both publicly traded and privately held U.S. manufacturing businesses. Issues discussed included the sustained growth of U.S. manufacturing and how manufacturers are successfully using both developments in technology and workforce training to expand into new markets and grow internationally. 

Attorney White was one of fourteen manufacturing leaders invited to meet with senior staff from the White House’s Office of Public Liaison as well as other government officials, including representatives from the offices of Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and Tom Reed (R-NY), who is Co-Chair of the House of Representatives Manufacturing Caucus. The roundtable was jointly organized by the Department of Commerce and Small Business Administration and attended by senior officials from both organizations, including Ian Steff (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce) and Anne Evans (Director, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce). “It was a privilege to be invited to participate with such an esteemed group of manufacturing leaders,” said Mr. White. “I look forward to continuing to be part of the national dialogue to expand manufacturing both in the United States and globally for companies of all sizes.”

Mr. White leads Robinson+Cole’s Manufacturing Industry Team and regularly represents manufacturing clients throughout the United States and globally. He has represented a cross-section of manufacturing companies ranging from large global companies to family-owned businesses. Attorney White has worked with economic development agencies to support direct foreign investment into the United States and is currently advising several manufacturers headquartered in Europe and South America. In 2013, he created and launched the Manufacturing Law Blog, which was one of the first blogs in the country to address legal issues facing manufacturers and distributors.

About Robinson+Cole’s Manufacturing Practice

Robinson+Cole’s manufacturing practice has been a trendsetter in the legal industry through a series of “firsts” such as the widely read Manufacturing Law Blog and roundtables designed for in-house counsel at manufacturing companies (Manufacturing Law Group) and for executives at small to mid-sized privately held manufacturers (Manufacturing Executive Roundtables). The firm’s team of manufacturing lawyers represent manufacturers and distributors both nationally and internationally. Robinson+Cole’s manufacturing clients range from Fortune 50 companies to privately held and/or family-owned companies that sell both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) products and services. For more information, please visit

About Robinson+Cole

Robinson+Cole is a service mark of Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm with more than 200 lawyers in eleven offices throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Florida and California serving regional, national, and international clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit