Saxena White is pleased to announce that Rachel Avan and Joshua Saltzman have been promoted to Directors of the Firm. Ms. Avan and Mr. Saltzman, each with over a decade of experience in securities litigation, will use their extensive knowledge and expertise to help guide the Firm’s continued success.
Rachel Avan focuses on investigating and developing U.S. and non-U.S. securities fraud actions, as well as advising institutional investors regarding alternatives for recovery, in New York. Prior to joining Saxena White, Ms. Avan was of counsel at a nationally recognized securities litigation firm, where she assisted in prosecuting numerous high-profile securities class actions and corporate governance matters. Ms. Avan has authored multiple articles relating to U.S. and non-U.S. securities litigation, which have been published in The New York Law Journal, Financial Executive, Law360, and The NAPPA Report, among other publications.
For her achievements, Ms. Avan consistently has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication. Ms. Avan earned her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to law school, she received her master’s degree in English and American Literature from Boston University and her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Philosophy and English from Brandeis University.
Joshua Saltzman focuses his practice on securities and derivative litigation on behalf of institutional investors, in New York. Recently, Mr. Saltzman was a member of the respective litigation teams that achieved a $63 million settlement for shareholders of Patterson Companies, Inc., a $23.5 million settlement for shareholders of Evolent Health, Inc., and a $31.9 million settlement for shareholders of Perrigo Company, plc. Mr. Saltzman was also a member of the litigation team that obtained a $50 million settlement on behalf of shareholders of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. – one of the largest securities class action settlements ever achieved in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He was a member of the litigation team that obtained a $53 million derivative settlement on behalf of New Senior Investment Group, which was the largest settlement of all time in a derivative lawsuit when measured as a percentage of the company’s total market capitalization.
Mr. Saltzman has been recognized for his work on behalf of investors, including being recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2022 “Rising Star” and a 2023 New York Super Lawyer. Mr. Saltzman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rutgers University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, graduating magna cum laude. During law school, Mr. Saltzman served as an editor on the Brooklyn Law Review, where he published a note and interned for the Honorable Victor Marrero in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.