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Amy White is a former senior editor at Super Lawyers having been with the magazine for 17 years. Prior to that, she was a sports columnist and feature writer for a daily newspaper in Pennsylvania. Her freelance work can be found in Delaware Today Magazine, Mainline Today, Brandywine Hunt, Philadelphia Style and Delaware Beach Life. She is an adjunct professor of writing at the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a journalism degree. She also holds an MFA in publishing and creative writing from Rosemont College and has served as line editor on poetry anthologies and works of contemporary fiction. She loves baseball, bikes, books and coffee.

Articles written by Amy White

The Real Power

Nisha Mungroo isn’t here for the paycheck

Nisha Mungroo thought she had it all figured out—she was going to be a corporate lawyer, make six figures and wield real power.  As a first-generation West Indian American with Trinidadian roots on her mother’s side and Guyanese roots on her father’s side, and as the granddaughter of rural farmers, Mungroo felt she owed it to her family to dazzle. “My father was one of 15, I was the first of my nuclear family to go to college,” she says. “To my parents, having educated children …

When is Workplace Speech Protected and When Isn't It?

NYC lawyers speak out on speaking out

You’re an employee who happens to live in America, with its First Amendment rights to free speech. So if you want to flip the bird to the presidential motorcade—even if the image is captured and dominates national headlines—it’s all good when it comes to your employer, right? Not exactly.  “What is and isn’t protected speech is one of the most misunderstood areas of employment law and employee rights,” says Dove Burns, of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel. “And it’s …

Tech Support

Before she was a tech lawyer, Jennifer Beckage was in on the internet’s ground floor

In the late ’90s, Jennifer Beckage was a 20-something Southerner with big hair and a Texas twang who saw the future. She would sit down in boardrooms across the Northeast making a simple ask of Fortune 500 presidents: “Just throw away your entire marketing plan,” she says. “The whole world is changing. You should listen to me, a 20-year-old, and move your 100-year-old business online.” She laughs at the memory. “I believed in the product, I was passionate about technology and about …

Court to Court

How an encounter with a stingray led Cheryl Meyers Buth to the NBA

If you see Cheryl Meyers Buth tooling around Orchard Park in her Jeep, please stop asking her if she knows LeBron James. She doesn’t. “If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that,” she says, laughing. (She does, however, have his agent’s number.) Why does Buth, one of Buffalo’s most renowned criminal lawyers, find herself questioned about one of basketball’s greats?  You’d have to go back to an unfortunate run-in with a stingray. Buth and husband Neil (“The best life …

Vaccines and the Workplace

Can Maryland employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccine?

As the nation’s workers begin to return to pandemic-shuttered office buildings, many concerns about personal safety may linger about coronavirus exposure; namely, who is vaccinated, who isn’t, and, chiefly, can my employer make me submit a proof of vaccination? In June, one class of 117 health care workers in Texas took just this question to federal court when they sued Houston Methodist Hospital over its COVID-19 vaccine requirement. A U.S. district judge dismissed the lawsuit, upholding …

Planning for Pets

Planning for furry, feathered or scaly friends

When it comes to famous cat ladies, Taylor Swift might take the cake with her trio of fur babies, Meredith Grey, Benjamin Button and Olivia Benson. Of course, these aren’t typical kitties—Benson alone comes in with a net worth of $97 million, thanks to her appearances with her superstar mom in Keds and Diet Coke spots. But what happens if you and your pet are never, ever, ever getting back together? You don’t need Swift’s (or her cats’) money to successfully plan for your pet’s life …

'This Won't Be the Last Crisis We See'

Juan Chavez on the tear gas-filled summer of 2020

One moment Juan Chavez was decompressing with a beer with his fellow Oregon Justice Resource Center colleagues over Zoom; a few hours later, Portland’s Justice Center was on fire. It was May 29, 2020. The beer was an antidote to a tough day in court, in which Chavez and his team argued for increased health protections for prisoners in Oregon jails on the heels of the state’s first COVID-19 inmate death. The fire was a protest response to George Floyd’s killing four days earlier. “That …

Lawyer's Best Friend

How a poodle named Aristotle brings calm to Joel Feldman’s family law office

Joel Feldman has a secret weapon at his Boca Raton law office. Be warned, though—it steals potato chips and is often spotted sneaking into rooms where confidential information is divulged. “But he does understand attorney-client privilege and would never breathe a word of anything he hears,” Feldman assures. The “he” in question is Aristotle, his beloved standard, parti-colored poodle.  Before retiring to firm life, “Totle” was a therapy dog, and Feldman would take him to tour …

Biometric Data Use in Illinois Workplaces

What do you need to know?

In 2008, when the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was passed by the Illinois General Assembly, it was quite ahead of its time—it would be seven years before the first lawsuit was even filed. “At the time, Chicago served as a sort of a pilot case in the commercial industry for conducting financial transactions via the use of biometrics,” says Stefan Dandelles, an insurance attorney with Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck who also practices in data privacy. “So the state …

Deepfakes in Business: How Can You Protect Your Rep?

Having a response plan is key

If any of the 1.4 million fans of @deeptomcruise on TikTok or other social media don’t read the fine print, they may walk away from a video of Tom Cruise rhapsodizing over a strawberry Blow Pop and think it’s legit. (It’s not). The popular account exists solely to share deepfakes of the actor—fake videos named for the deep-learning artificial intelligence that helps users create them. While @deeptomcruise may be silly fun, the FBI predicts that this same kind of AI will increasingly …

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