Gale White Receives 2009 Franklin Award
One hundred lawyers and insurance professionals gathered on April 16, 2009, to honor White and Williams partner, Gale White, recipient of the 2009 Franklin Award. The award was presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society in recognition of Gale’s outstanding achievement and contribution to the insurance industry in the Delaware Valley. Prior recipients of the Franklin Award include Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham and Thomas P. Nerney, CEO and Chairman of United States Liability Insurance Group.
Not only is Gale active locally, she also takes a leadership role in national organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and is chairing an upcoming symposium titled, “The Challenges Facing the Insurance Industry as we
Approach the Year 2020.” The symposium will be a unique opportunity for insurance industry professionals to come together to learn and share insights, concepts and approaches to the climate of the next decade. She is also a member of the Lawyers for Civil Justice, a coalition of over 30 corporations and 65 member law firms across the country. LCJ is an organization devoted to civil justice reform through participating in the legislative process.
For 14 years, Gale volunteered as a faculty member at the weeklong FDCC Litigation Management College and served as the College’s Dean for four years. Gale also developed and implemented White and Williams’ Coverage College®, an annual daylong event that provides master’s level classes to over 400 insurance professionals from more than 130 companies.
Gale is also active in the women’s professional community and chairs the White and Williams Woman’s Initiative, “Inspiring the Future,” and enjoys educating and mentoring the young women of her profession.
In addition to her service to the community and the industry, Gale has been named as one of the top 50 women lawyers in Pennsylvania and has a full commercial litigation and insurance coverage practice.
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