Whitney Ames

Newport Group (retired)

Whitney Ames has served as the general counsel for a number of companies in the financial services and fintech industries, specializing in corporate transactions and governance matters. Prior to her work in house, Whitney was an associate at Gray, Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, where she counseled public and private companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance, executive compensation, and intellectual property. She taught Mergers & Acquisitions for many years as an adjunct professor at New York Law School.

Whitney holds a JD from the University of San Francisco and a BA degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley. She splits her time between California and New York and is actively engaged with organizations dedicated to fighting climate change through the reduction of food waste.


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