Dianne Pitre prosecutes securities fraud, corporate governance and shareholder rights litigation on behalf of injured shareholders. Ms. Pitre has served on the litigation teams that successfully prosecuted securities fraud class actions and shareholder derivative actions, including 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 D. Colo. history), In re Rayonier Inc. Securities Litigation ($73 million settlement), Milbeck v. TrueCar, Inc., et al. ($28.25 million settlement), and Plymouth County Ret. Sys. v. GTT Communications, Inc. ($25 million settlement).
Ms. Pitre is the Chair of Saxena White’s Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee. She has been recognized as 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. She worked extensively with their in-house departments, assisting in a variety of corporate, employment, and government regulation matters. 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. Her outstanding law school academic achievements culminated in 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.