Rachel A. Avan

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Rachel A. Avan has more than a decade of experience in securities litigation. She focuses on investigating and developing U.S. and non-U.S. securities fraud class, group, and individual actions, as well as advising institutional investors regarding alternatives for recovery for fraud-related investment losses.

Ms. Avan’s analysis of new and potential matters is informed by her extensive experience as a securities litigator. 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. She also served as a key member of the firm’s case evaluation team and managed the firm’s non-U.S. securities litigation practice for several years.

Ms. Avan has significant expertise analyzing the merits, risks, and benefits of potential claims outside the United States – in virtually all countries in which it is possible for injured shareholders to seek a recovery. She has played an essential role in ensuring that institutional investors receive substantial recoveries through non-U.S. securities litigation.

Ms. Avan brings valuable insight into corporate matters, having served as an associate at a corporate law firm, where she counseled domestic and international public companies regarding compliance with federal and state securities laws. Her analysis of corporate securities filings is also informed by her previous work assisting with the preparation of responses to inquiries by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

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 in 2006. She received her master’s degree in English and American Literature from Boston University in 2002 and her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Philosophy and English from Brandeis University in 2000.

Admissions & Affiliations

  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo
    School of Law, JD
  • Boston University, MA
  • Brandeis University, BA