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Litigation: General Commercial

Tennessee

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Provided by W Brantley Phillips, Jr

USA

Practice Areas

Brant Phillips is chair of the firm’s 100-attorney Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Brant’s practice focuses on complex business litigation and healthcare matters, and he serves as lead counsel to public and private companies and their directors in high-stakes arbitrations, securities and shareholder class actions, derivative actions and business fraud cases throughout the country.

Brant also is routinely engaged to appeal adverse administrative and trial rulings. Drawing on his background in public policy, Brant also leads clients through regulatory and enforcement proceedings before government boards and commissions, with a special focus on both healthcare facilities and services and the electric utility industry. Brant serves as primary counsel to the board of directors of Middle Tennessee Electric, which has more than 300,000 members and ranks as one of the five largest utility cooperatives in the United States.

Brant's practice includes:

- Securities and shareholder litigation

- Certificate of need and CON hearings

- Business disputes

- Regulatory and administrative proceedings

Career

Joined Bass Berry & Sims in 1998; Brant served on the firm’s Executive Committee in 2013-2017 and as co-chair of its Shareholder & Securities Litigation Team for several years.

Professional Memberships

Nashville Bar Association — Board of Directors (2016-2020); First Vice-President (2020); Member, Executive Committee (2020)

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow (Class of 2014)

Tennessee Bar Association — Leadership Law (Class of 2006)

American Health Law Association (AHLA)

Personal

JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law (1997) - cum laude

MPP, Duke University (1997)

BA, Birmingham Southern College (1991) - magna cum laude

Awards

Litigation: General Commercial (2023)

Chambers USA

Local Litigation Star: Tennessee (2017-2023)

Benchmark Litigation

Nashville Litigation: Health Care “Lawyer of the Year” (2020); Nashville Administrative/Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2016, 2018)

Best Lawyers®

Administrative/Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Government Relations Practice; Litigation: Health Care; Litigation: Securities (2008-2023)

The Best Lawyers in America©

“In Charge” — Legal Sector (2015-2023)

Nashville Post

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