Darrell E. White II
Darrell E. White II joined the Ropes & Gray health care practice group in 2022.
Prior to joining the firm, Darrell clerked for Hon. Benita Y. Pearson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for the 2021-2022 term. Before his clerkship he served as a visiting fellow at the Center for Ethics and Public Integrity at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), where he assisted with the publication of “The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors.”
While at Cornell Law School, Darrell assisted with the creation of a medical-legal partnership between Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Law School and co-authored an article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology regarding the medical/legal issues surrounding gestational surrogacy. Darrell also worked as a summer associate at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) corporate legal department, interned at the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), served as a research assistant for Professor Jed Stiglitz, and externed at the United States Attorney’s Office in Syracuse.
Before law school, he received his MA in Bioethics & Science Policy from Duke University. His Masters Practicum Project was entitled “Bioethics and Science Policy Issues in Mobile Health Apps.”
- Darrell E. White II, “Subpoenaing Out of State Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings: A Step by Step Guide,” Attorney General Journal (May 18, 2021)
- Co-author, “Medical and Mental Health Implications of Gestational Surrogacy,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2021)
- Cited, The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors (2021)
- Co-author, “New York State Modernises Its Surrogacy Laws,” International Bar Association (2020)
- Co-author, “The Influence of Plaintiff’s Body Weight on Judgments of Responsibility: The Role of Weight Bias,” Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (2013)
- JD, Cornell Law School, 2020; Academic Chair, Black Law Students Association
- MA (Bioethics & Science Policy), Duke University, 2017; Concentration in Public Impact and Engagement; Masters Practicum Project titled “Bioethics & Science Policy Issues in Mobile Health Apps”
- BA (Psychology), cum laude, Bowling Green State University, 2014; University Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; J. Robert Bashore Award for Liberal Education
Admissions / Qualifications
- Admitted to the Bar under District of Columbia App. R. 46-A (Emergency Examination Waiver). Supervised by Ropes & Gray LLP attorneys who are members of the District of Columbia Bar.