Sara DiLeo

Senior Attorney
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Sara DiLeo has extensive experience in federal securities class action lawsuits, derivative litigation, and complex commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. Ms. DiLeo has served as a member of the litigation teams that achieved securities fraud class action settlements for shareholders of Evolent Health, Inc. ($23.5 million settlement), DaVita, Inc. ($135 million settlement, the second largest all-cash securities class action settlement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado history), GTT Communications, Inc. ($25 million settlement), HD Supply Holdings, Inc. ($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), and TrueCar, Inc. ($28.25 million settlement).

Ms. DiLeo also played a key role on the litigation teams that have successfully prosecuted significant derivative actions, including In re Wells Fargo & Company Shareholder Litigation ($240 million cash payment from Defendants’ insurers, representing the largest insurance-funded monetary component of any shareholder derivative settlement), and Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis v. Jones, et al. ($180 million landmark monetary recovery as well as the departures of six defendants from the company’s board of directors).

Before joining Saxena White, Ms. DiLeo practiced securities litigation for nine years at a top-ranked global law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Ms. DiLeo graduated from New York University’s College of Arts & Sciences program in 2003, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and Psychology. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2008. While attending law school, Ms. DiLeo was an Articles Editor for the Fordham Urban Law Journal and interned for the Honorable Barbara Jones in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Admissions & Affiliations

  • State of New York

  • Fordham University School of Law, JD
  • New York University, BA