“We are very pleased with the result Kirsten obtained and now have yet another one for her to handle!”
~ Senior Vice President
& General Counsel, Manufacturing Corporation
Kirsten B. White
Kirsten B. White is of Counsel at Schwartz Hannum PC and a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment and Education practice groups. She represents employers and educators in all aspects of labor and employment law. Kirsten has significant experience advising clients with respect to collective bargaining and matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Railway Labor Act (RLA), representing clients in collective bargaining negotiations, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and labor arbitration proceedings, and counseling clients in connection with all aspects of labor-management relations and collective bargaining agreement administration. She actively assists clients in the development of proactive policies and practices designed to foster labor-management relations and minimize the potential for labor disputes that could harm a client’s operations.
Kirsten counsels clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including crafting and implementing workplace policies. Kirsten conducts internal investigations, including those related to sexual harassment, statutory compliance, and alleged employee misconduct, and advises clients on the management and remediation of high-stakes workplace issues. Kirsten has significant depth and breadth in advising employers with respect to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and in the design and implementation of effective and compliant veteran hiring programs.
Before joining Schwartz Hannum PC, Kirsten was an associate at Morgan Lewis in its Boston, MA and Washington, DC offices.
Kirsten served as the policy director to Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden from 2009 to 2013 in the Office of the Vice President of the United States, and as a clerk on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee staff of Senator Russell D. Feingold (D-WI). In these positions, she developed considerable domestic policy knowledge in the areas of veterans and military families, education, workforce training, and women’s health.
The Vice President and Dr. Biden Visit U.S. Vets in Las Vegas - July 12, 2012, White House Blog
Dr. Jill Biden Honors Winners of the Joining Forces Community Challenge - April 11, 2012, White House Blog
On Board the USS Ramage: Dr. Jill Biden Visits U.S. Sailors in Greece - April 28, 2011, White House Blog
Community Colleges Serving Veterans - April 21, 2011, White House Blog
San Antonio: A Community Joining Forces - April 14, 2011, White House Blog
- Middlebury College (2000)
- University of Pennsylvania Law School (2007)
- Selected as a Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2018)
- Selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2018)
District of Columbia
- American Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA Committee
- Boston Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Steering Committee
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)