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Joseph White III
Charter Member
Securities Law

7777 Glades Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33434

 

Joseph E. White, III, co-founder of Saxena White, has 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.

Debra Wyman
Charter Member
Securities Law

655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Debra Wyman is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office. She specializes in securities litigation and has litigated numerous cases against public companies in state and federal courts that have resulted in over $1 billion in securities fraud recoveries. Debra was a member of the trial team in Schuh v. HCA Holdings, Inc., which resulted in a $215 million recovery for shareholders, the largest securities class action recovery ever in Tennessee. The recovery achieved approximately 70% of classwide damages, far exceeding the typical recovery in a securities class action. Debra prosecuted the complex securities and accounting fraud case In re HealthSouth Corp. Sec. Litig., one of the largest and longest-running corporate frauds in history, in which $671 million was recovered for defrauded HealthSouth investors. She was also part of the trial team that litigated In re AT&T Corp. Sec. Litig., which was tried in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and settled after only two weeks of trial for $100 million. Most recently, Debra was part of the litigation team that secured a $64 million recovery for Dana Corp. shareholders in Plumbers & Pipefitters National Pension Fund v. Burns, in which the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group successfully appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals twice, reversing the district court’s dismissal of the action. Debra has been named a Top Woman Lawyer by the Daily Journal, a Litigator of the Year by Our City San Diego, and a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. She has also been named a Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer by Lawdragon. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.