Walter H. White, Jr. – From the Knee of MLK to the Paths of World Leaders
Walter White

Walter White is an international business and finance lawyer, most recently with the London office of McGuireWoods, now retired and working on a number of projects. He is a committed human rights advocate and active participant in the American Bar Association’s Section on Civil Rights & Social Justice ( in recognition of which he received an award for distinguished service for “providing leadership to the legal profession in protecting and advancing human rights, civil liberties and social justice.” He was chair of the ABA Center for Human Rights (

Walter is from Wisconsin, USA, and from a family steeped in the fight for human rights and equality. As a 6-year-old child, he sat on the knee of Dr Martin Luther King and was introduced to Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights leaders of the day.

In High School and later in college he studied and became proficient in Russian. This was to play an important part in his life. His global career, both in his practice and as a government appointee has spanned the US, Russia, Central Asia and now the UK.

Our discussion covers many facets of his interesting and well-lived life.

This series was made possible by the kind support of GuyLaine Charles and Charles Law PLLC, a law firm based in New York City, representing clients in the negotiation of a wide range of financial trading agreements.