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W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.

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Nashville
(615) 742-7723 TEL
(615) 742-2842 FAX

Brant Phillips has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in complex business litigation and healthcare matters. Brant is the co-chair of the firm's Securities & Shareholder Litigation Practice Group, and he has served as lead counsel to public and private companies and their directors in high-stakes securities and shareholder class actions, derivative actions and business fraud cases. Drawing on his background in public policy, Brant also routinely assists clients in regulatory and administrative proceedings before government boards and commissions.

Brant Phillips has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in complex business litigation and healthcare matters. Brant is the co-chair of the firm's Securities & Shareholder Litigation Practice Group, and he has served as lead counsel to public and private companies and their directors in high-stakes securities and shareholder class actions, derivative actions and business fraud cases. Drawing on his background in public policy, Brant also routinely assists clients in regulatory and administrative proceedings before government boards and commissions.

Brant's practice involves:

  • Business Disputes – Representing plaintiffs and defendants in a range of business disputes including business fraud, breach of contract, corporate and partnership dissolutions, as well as insurance disputes.
  • Certificate of Need & CON Hearings – Representing a wide array of healthcare providers – including ambulatory surgery centers, nonprofit hospitals, imaging centers, outpatient diagnostic centers, physician practice groups, rehabilitation centers and others – in connection with the regulatory approvals needed to proceed with new service lines or major capital projects. Recent projects include the approval of two $100 million proton beam therapy facilities being developed in Tennessee. 
  • Securities & Shareholder Litigation – Representing public and private companies in securities and shareholder class actions, derivative actions and merger and acquisition litigation involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of securities laws.
  • Regulatory & Administrative Proceedings – In addition to CON proceedings, representing business interests in regulatory and administrative matters before state and federal agencies, including the Tennessee Ethics Commission, the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Department of Revenue, the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General and the federal Rural Utilities Service, among others.

Brant is the author of the chapter on Tennessee law found in Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook (Thomson/West Publishing). He previously served as chief legal counsel to the Tennessee Democratic Party. 

Brant currently serves on the firm's seven-member Executive Committee. He also is involved with the firm's pro bono initiative and recently assisted in filing a successful petition for executive clemency on behalf of a Tennessee death row inmate.

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Nashville Bar Association

Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow

Tennessee Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association, Leadership Law, Class of 2006

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, 2008-2011

Washington & Lee University, Law Alumni Council, 2013 - present

Birmingham-Southern College, co-chair of Nashville-area alumni chapter, 2012 - present 

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AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America®, 2008 - present

Benchmark Litigation "Future Stars"

Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar"

Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2013

Tennessee Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Award, 2011

Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Capital Defense Award, 2011

Washington & Lee Law Review, Senior Articles Editor, 1996-1997

Law Clerk to William M. Acker, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1997-1998 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Omicron Delta Kappa

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