Dianne M. Pitre
Dianne Pitre is currently a member of the litigation teams prosecuting significant securities fraud class actions against DaVita Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Truecar, Universal Health Services, Novo Nordisk, and TransDigm Group Inc. and the federal shareholder derivative action brought on behalf of Wells Fargo & Company. Ms. Pitre has served on the litigation teams that successfully prosecuted securities fraud class actions such as In re Rayonier Inc. Securities Litigation ($73 million settlement), Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds v. Brixmor Property Group, Inc. et al. ($28 million settlement), In re Tower Group International, Ltd. Securities Litigation, ($20.5 million settlement), and Fernandez v. Knight Capital Group, Inc. ($13 million settlement).
Before joining Saxena White, Ms. Pitre was a legal intern for Jack in the Box, Inc. and Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. She worked extensively with their in-house departments, assisting in a variety of corporate, employment, and government regulation matters. Ms. Pitre was an intern for Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Housing Opportunities Collaborative, two San Diego pro bono legal organizations. Additionally, she served as a Legal Intern for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office with their Advisory Division, Public Works Section. Ms. Pitre has recently been recognized as a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for 2018 and 2019.
Ms. Pitre graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2008, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Law and Society. In 2012, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Pitre earned various scholarships and awards, including the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship and Frank E. and Dimitra F. Rogozienski Scholarship for outstanding academic performance in business law courses. Her outstanding law school academic achievements culminated in two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for receiving the top grade in her Fall 2011 International Sports Law and Entertainment Law classes. Ms. Pitre is an alumnus of Phi Delta Phi, the international legal honor society and oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States.
Ms. Pitre is a member of the Florida and California State Bars. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida and the Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California.
- University of San Diego, JD
- University of California, San Diego, BA
- U.S.D.C. Northern Central Southern and Eastern Districts of California
- U.S.D.C. Southern and Northern Districts of Florida
- Securities Class Actions
- Derivative & Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases