A leading Connecticut attorney will join an elite group in the U.S. Department of Commerce to develop trade policy. 

U.S. Secretary of State Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai appointed Robinson+Cole’s Jeff White to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment in June. 

Jeff White, Robinson+Cole
Trade policy group: Robinson+Cole's Jeff White.

The committee is a unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the Commerce Department and the Office of U.S. Trade Representative that engages business leaders in formulating policy. 

White, who sits on CBIA's board of directors, will serve for four years on the committee as a representative for Westbrook-based manufacturer The Lee Company

“The Lee Company is pleased to have Jeff White represent us on the Aerospace Equipment Industry Trade Advisory Committee,” president and CEO William Lee said. 

“We look forward to providing our assistance to the U.S. government and other notable aerospace and defense companies on the important issues facing our industry today.”


As Robinson+Cole’s Manufacturing and Aerospace Supply Chain team chair, White has proven his leadership over the past several years engaging national, regional, and local efforts to support clients.

He previously served on the Connecticut District Export Council where he was one of six business leaders to receive the CTDEC 2020 Ambassador Award for outstanding contributions and leadership during the pandemic to help exporters and manufacturers. 

On behalf of Robinson+Cole, White received the President’s E Award for Export Service in 2019.

White previously served on the Connecticut District Export Council.

The award is highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to U.S. exports. 

“I am truly honored by this appointment and to represent the interests of The Lee Company on the ITAC1 Committee,” White said. 

“It is rewarding to be engaged at the national level and to participate with business leaders to help positively shape the future of the aerospace and defense manufacturing sector.” 

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