Larry White is a partner in the Illinois Public Finance Department at Chapman and Cutler LLP and has been practicing law since 1990. He serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel to governmental entities and underwriters on a wide variety of governmental financings. Larry also counsels investment banks, commercial banks and financial advisors on a wide variety of government related topics, including public offering disclosure and regulatory compliance. In addition, Larry is a frequent speaker on public finance and related regulatory topics.

Larry has focused his public finance practice on general obligation and revenue bond transactions, including financings for cities, villages, school districts, park districts, counties, libraries and fire protection districts. In addition, he is one of the lead attorneys in the firm’s bond counsel representation of each of the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois.

Larry was previously named one of the 40 Under Forty Lawyers to watch in Illinois by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.


National Association of Bond Lawyers

Illinois Government Finance Officers Association

Illinois Tax Increment Association


Illinois, 1990


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1990

University of Texas, B.B.A., Accounting, High Honors, 1987

Notable Engagements



Recent Presentations

  • "Addressing Pension Challenges—Is Now the Time to Issue Pension Obligation Bonds?" Illinois Government Finance Officers Association Virtual Roundtable, December 2021
  • "The Federal Infrastructure Bill: What's in It for Your Municipality?," Illinois Municipal League's 108th Annual Conference, September 2021
  • "Issuing Bonds—Hot Topics in Public Finance," Illinois Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, September 2021
  • "Continuing Disclosure," Illinois Association of School Business Officials Bookkeepers Conference, March 2021
  • “COVID-19—Local Government Liquidity Challenges and Short-Term Borrowing Options,” Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, May 2020
  • "Borrowing with Bonds: New SEC Developments and Related Practical Considerations," Illinois Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, September 2019
  • "To Borrow or Not to Borrow? Making Sense of Issuing Bonds in Today's Uncertain Illinois Bond Market" (Webinar), Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, October 2017

We have always been focused on finance.

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