NAFUSA member Mary Jo White has been retained by the National Football League to review the evidence against four New Orleans Saints players suspended as a result of allegations of a bounty system for payments for inflicting injuries on opposing players. As reported on June 19, 2012, in The New York Times article entitled Ex-Prosecutor Presents N.F.L.’s Findings at Appeals in Bounty Case, White reviewed the evidence and presented the N.F.L.’s case during the appeal hearing for the Saints players before Commissioner Roger Goodell.
White served as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York 1993-2002. After leaving office, she rejoined Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and became chair of the firm’s litigation department. She is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International College of Trial Lawyers. White has served as a director of The Nasdaq Stock Exchange and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.