Lester R. Hooker

Director
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866.290.1291
Florida
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Bio

Lester Hooker, Director, is involved in all of Saxena White’s practice areas, including securities class action litigation and shareholder derivative actions. During his tenure at Saxena White, Mr. Hooker has obtained substantial monetary recoveries and secured valuable corporate governance reforms on behalf of investors nationwide.

Mr. Hooker played a key role on the litigation teams that have successfully prosecuted securities fraud class and derivative actions, including In re Wells Fargo & Company Shareholder Litigation ($320 million settlement, which includes a $240 million cash payment from Defendants’ insurers – representing the largest insurance – funded monetary component of any shareholder derivative settlement by over $100 million), In re HD Supply Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation ($50 million settlement-one of the largest securities class action settlements ever achieved in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia), In re Rayonier Inc. Securities Litigation ($73 million settlement), Westchester Putnam Counties Heavy and Highway Laborers Local 60 Benefit Funds v. Brixmor Property Group, Inc. et al., ($28 million settlement), Central Laborers’ Pension Fund v. Sirva, Inc., ($53.3 million settlement along with the adoption of important corporate governance reforms), City Pension Fund for Firefighters and Police Officers in the City of Miami Beach v. Aracruz Celulose S.A., et al., ($37.5 million settlement), In re Sadia, Inc. Securities Litigation ($27 million settlement), and In re Tower Group International, Ltd. Securities Litigation ($20.5 million settlement). Mr. Hooker is currently part of the litigation teams prosecuting securities fraud class actions against companies such as The Chemours Company, DaVita, Inc., Patterson Companies, Inc., Perrigo Company plc, and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Mr. Hooker received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Scholar Scholarship. Mr. Hooker received his master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business from the University of San Diego School of Business, where he was awarded the Ahlers Center International Graduate Studies Scholarship. Mr. Hooker has recently been recognized as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for 2017 and 2018, a South Florida Legal Guide’s “Up and Comer” in 2017, and a Palm Beach Illustrated “Top Lawyer” in 2018. Recently, Mr. Hooker was named a “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer” by Lawdragon.

Admissions & Affiliations

  • State of California
  • State of Florida
  • State of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • 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 District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Education
  • University of San Diego School of Law, JD
  • University of San Diego School of Business, MBA
  • University of California at Berkeley, BA