1. denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative
    the politician tried to hide his white-shoe background
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  • I wonder how the white-shoe firms felt about missing out on this one ... The Volokh Conspiracy » Judicial Law Clerk Without a Law Degree
  • Tensions inside the firm mounted as some of the firm's white-shoe bankers worried that CEO Purcell would grasp at any deal.
  • They are trying to join the New Economy, outsourcing work to subcontractors and bringing in white-shoe consultants like McKinsey.
  • A few years back he went to Boston's venerable white-shoe law firm, Palmer and Dodge.
  • When a sergeant at the Police Academy asked Mr. Conlon if he had really attended Harvard, he replied with a pettifoggery worthy of his white-shoe classmates: "Not lately, Sarge" is the literal truth camouflaged as sarcasm. A Quietly Remarkable Memoir Walks a Beat From H.U. to NYPD
  • In my youth, the conventional wisdom was that he was a white-shoe number-cruncher who couldn't admit he had made a mistake.
  • As close to a white-shoe firm as you get down the Jersey shore - because even criminals needs real estate attorneys.
  • But perhaps the worst insult, at least to the profession's traditional elite, is the suggestion that you can find white-shoe law firms in - of all places - Newark.
  • Of course, every booming economy has not only its white-shoe financiers but also its lowly offshore workers.
  • The term ‘white-shoe’ originally referred to elite college men who wore white buckskin shoes in the 1950s at Ivy League schools.
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