Heather G. White

Heather White focuses on public finance and project finance. She represents issuers, underwriters and borrowers in a wide variety of public finance transactions and has been involved in financings for cities, counties, school districts, airport authorities, transportation authorities and 501(c)3 organizations. She also has been involved in project financings with a tax-exempt bond component.

What do you focus on?

I have served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel on transactions for a wide variety of issuers and borrowers including cities, counties, school districts, airport authorities, port authorities, transportation authorities, privately and publicly held for profit entities and 501(c)3 nonprofits. I have been involved with a wide variety of infrastructure projects and have drafted documentation and offering documents for complex transactions and credits. Representative clients include the Airport Commission of the City and County of San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Western University of Health Sciences, the State of California, and a number of underwriting firms. I also taught legal writing at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law in 2011.

What do you see on the horizon?

Issuers, borrowers and underwriters will continue to need sound legal counsel to explore creative new financing options and to navigate increasing scrutiny and regulation of the municipal securities industry by the SEC and the IRS.


  • A Little Help from Our Friends: Moving Beyond Enforcement to Improve State and Local Government Compliance with Federal Securities Laws, 22 N.Y.J. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 129 (2019).
  • Getting Local Governments Where They Need to Go Without Taking Taxpayers for a Ride: “CABs,” Why They Are Used, and What Can Be Done to Prevent Their Misuse, 49 St. Mary’s Law Journal 363 (2018).

SFO prepares bond refunding as airport rides out pandemic

Bond Buyer | July 30, 2020

This article about San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and its preparations for a $291 million bond refunding deal mentions NP as disclosure counsel. San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs and Los Angeles partner Dan Deaton and counsel Heather White, all of the Project Finance and Public Finance Group, advised on this matter.


Heather G. White


San Francisco

Phone: 415-984-8316

Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6074

Fax: 866-718-7128

Harvard University, J.D., cum laude

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., summa cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa)



Heather White is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

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