Whitney received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from Yale University, Magna Cum Laude, in History. Immediately prior to joining NYU, Whitney was an associate at Donohoe Talbert LLP, specializing in matrimonial and family law. Previously, she was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in the firm’s litigation group. During her time at Stanford Law School, Whitney worked as an extern at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and as an intern in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Prior to law school, she was a corporate paralegal at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.