Ms. Saxena, co-founder of the firm, regularly represents institutional investors in shareholder actions involving breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of the federal securities laws. She is a frequent speaker at educational forums involving public pension funds and advises public and multi-employer pension funds on their options for addressing fraud-related losses suffered in their pension portfolios. She currently serves as Chair of the Asset Forfeiture committee of the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, seeking to recover forfeited funds for the benefit of families of law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty.
Prior to forming Saxena White P.A., Ms. Saxena was the Managing Partner of the Florida office of one of the nation's largest securities litigation firms, where she successfully directed numerous high profile securities cases. Ms. Saxena gained valuable trial experience before entering private practice, employed as an Assistant Attorney General in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As an Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Saxena represented the State of Florida, its agencies and officers in civil cases at the appellate and trial level, and prepared amicus curiae briefs in support of state policies at issue in state and federal court cases. Ms. Saxena also represented the Florida Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies in civil forfeiture trials.
Ms. Saxena has been instrumental in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded shareholders including cases against Sirva Inc. ($53.3 million recovery), Helen of Troy ($4.5 million settlement), Sunbeam (settled with Arthur Andersen LLP for $110 million - one of the largest settlements ever with an accounting firm - and a $15 million personal contribution from former CEO Al Dunlap), and many others.
Ms. Saxena graduated from Syracuse University summa cum laude in 1993 with a dual degree in policy studies and economics, and graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1996. Ms. Saxena is a member of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. Ms. Saxena was recently recognized in the South Florida Business Journal's "Best of the Bar," as one of the top lawyers in South Florida.