Monica White advises a full spectrum of financial institutions and companies on capital markets transactions at all stages of the business lifecycle.

Ms. White advises investment banks, as well as public and private companies in the energy, technology, and healthcare industries, on capital markets transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings, including special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)
  • High yield and investment grade debt offerings
  • Follow-on equity offerings
  • Complex liability management transactions, such as exchange offers and tender offers

She also advises public companies on matters relating to corporate governance, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, and stock exchange rules.

Ms. White guides clients using a commercial approach drawn from her significant experience with complex transactions. She excels at partnering with clients to develop creative strategies and solutions to navigate economic cycles and market uncertainty.

Super Lawyers has repeatedly recognized Ms. White as a Texas Rising Star.

Ms. White actively supports diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives both within the firm and in the broader legal industry. She has served on the firm’s Recruiting Committee, actively engages with the Women Enriching Business committee, and frequently speaks at law schools and industry conferences, including Centerforce’s Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Summit.

Ms. White’s representative transactions include advising:

Equity Capital Markets

  • Managers in the US$60 million at-the-market equity offering of California Resources Corporation’s common stock
  • Centennial Resource Development, Inc. in a secondary public offering of 25 million shares of common stock
  • A manager in establishing California Resources Corporation’s continuous offering program
  • Underwriters in Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp. III’s initial public offering
  • Vertiv Holdings in an underwritten secondary offering of 20 million shares of common stock
  • Underwriters in Brigham Minerals’ underwritten secondary offering of nearly 4.4 million shares of common stock
  • Underwriters in Spartan Acquisition Corp. III’s initial public offering

Debt Capital Markets

  • Hess Infrastructure Partners and Hess Infrastructure Partners Finance Corporation in the private placement of US$800 million in senior notes
  • Underwriters in CrownRock and CrownRock Finance’s private placement of US$1 billion in senior notes
  • Underwriters in Diamond Offshore Drilling’s US$500 million public offering of senior notes
  • Centennial Resource Production in its private placement of US$400 million in senior notes
  • Initial purchasers in Superior Plus’s US$600 million senior notes offering
  • MEG Energy in its US$600 million senior notes offering
  • CNX Resources in its US$500 million senior notes offering

Liability Management Transactions and Other Securities Matters 

  • A dealer manager in Voyager Aviation Holdings’ exchange offer of senior notes
  • Superior Energy Services in its secured, uptiering exchange offer of senior notes and concurrent consent solicitation
  • Evolv Technology on securities-related matters relating to its business combination with NewHold Investment Corp.

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, University of Houston Law Center, 2012
    magna cum laude, Senior Articles Editor, Houston Law Review
  • BSc in Economics & Political Science, University of Houston, 2009
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English