Dianne M. Pitre

Senior Attorney
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Bio

Dianne Pitre is a Senior Attorney at Saxena White and prosecutes securities fraud and corporate governance litigation on behalf of injured shareholders. With over a decade of experience litigating securities fraud class actions and shareholder derivative actions, Ms. Pitre has served on the litigation teams that successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements, including in In re Wells Fargo & Company Shareholder Litigation ($240 million settlement), Peace Officers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Georgia, et al. v. DaVita Inc., et al. ($135 million settlement, the second largest all-cash securities class action settlement in United States District Court for the District of Colorado history), In re Rayonier Inc. Securities Litigation ($73 million settlement), and Plymouth County Retirement System v. Patterson Companies, Inc. et al. ($63 million settlement).

Ms. Pitre is the Chair of Saxena White’s Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee. She has been recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch,” a 2023 “Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar” by ALM’s The National Law Journal, a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for the last five years in a row, and a “Top Lawyer” by Palm Beach Illustrated.

Before joining Saxena White, Ms. Pitre was a legal intern for Jack in the Box, Inc. and Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., where she worked extensively with their in-house departments. Ms. Pitre was an intern for Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Housing Opportunities Collaborative, two San Diego pro bono legal organizations. Additionally, she served as a Legal Intern for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office with their Advisory Division, Public Works Section.

Ms. Pitre graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2008, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Law and Society. In 2012, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Pitre earned various scholarships and awards, including the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship and Frank E. and Dimitra F. Rogozienski Scholarship for outstanding academic performance in business law courses. She received two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for receiving the top grade in her Fall 2011 International Sports Law and Entertainment Law classes. Ms. Pitre is an alumnus of Phi Delta Phi, the international legal honor society and oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States.

Ms. Pitre is fluent in Spanish.

Admissions & Affiliations

  • State of California
  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Education
  • University of San Diego, JD
  • University of California, San Diego, BA