Joseph E. White III

Founding Shareholder
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800.361.4128
Florida
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Bio

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 15 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), Brixmor Property Group ($28 million), SIRVA, Inc. ($53.3 million), and one of the largest settlements in 2018, Wilmington Trust ($210 million). Mr. White has also developed an expertise in litigating precedent-setting cases against foreign publicly traded companies, and settled two cases involving Brazilian corporations: Sadia, ($27 million) and Aracruz Celulose ($37.5 million).

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 has been recognized by Palm Beach Illustrated as a “Top Lawyer,” and is a current Lawyers of Distinction Certified Member. He was also named a Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine. Recently, Mr. White was named a Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer by Lawdragon.

Mr. White earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Tufts University before obtaining his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law.

Admissions & Affiliations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • State of Massachusetts
  • State of Florida
  • State of New York
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Education
  • Suffolk University School of Law, JD
  • Tufts University, BA