Joseph E. White III
Joseph E. White, III, co-founder of Saxena White, has represented shareholders as lead counsel in major securities fraud class actions and derivative actions for over 15 years. He has represented lead and representative plaintiffs in front-page cases, including actions against Bank of America, Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual. He has successfully settled cases yielding over one billion dollars against numerous publicly traded companies, including cases against Rayonier, Inc. ($73 million), Brixmor Property Group ($28 million), SIRVA, Inc. ($53.3 million), and one of the largest settlements in 2018, Wilmington Trust ($210 million). Mr. White has also developed an expertise in litigating precedent-setting cases against foreign publicly traded companies, and settled two cases involving Brazilian corporations: Sadia, ($27 million) and Aracruz Celulose ($37.5 million).
Mr. White has also helped achieve meaningful corporate governance and monetary recoveries for shareholders in merger related and derivative lawsuits. In In re Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Derivative Litigation, Mr. White’s efforts obtained repayment of a $200 million loan from Outdoor’s parent which was then paid as a special dividend to Outdoor shareholders. Mr. White regularly lectures on topics of interest to pension trustees, and advises municipal, state, and international institutional investors on instituting effective systems to monitor and prosecute securities and related litigation.
Mr. White earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Tufts University before obtaining his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law. Mr. White is a member of the Massachusetts, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania Bars, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Southern District of New York, and the District of Massachusetts. Mr. White is also a member of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits. Mr. White has been recognized by Palm Beach Illustrated in 2017 and 2018 as a “Top Lawyer,” and is a current Lawyers of Distinction Certified Member.
- Suffolk University School of Law, JD
- Tufts University, BA
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- Securities Class Actions
- Derivative & Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases