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 fifteen 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 settlement), Brixmor Property Group ($28 million settlement), and Sirva Inc. ($53.3 million settlement). Mr. White has developed an expertise in litigating precedent setting cases against foreign publicly traded companies, and recently settled two cases involving Brazilian corporations: Sadia, ($27 million settlement) and Aracruz Celulose ($37.5 million settlement).
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, Middle and Northern 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, Second and Eleventh Circuits. Mr. White has been recognized as a 2017 and 2018 Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2018 Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyer as well as a 2018 Lawyer of Distinction Certified Member.
- Suffolk University School of Law, JD
- Tufts University, BA
- U.S. Supreme Court
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits
- U.S.D.C. Southern Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
- U.S.D.C. Southern District of New York
- U.S.D.C. District of Massach
- Securities Class Actions
- Derivative & Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases