Britt K. Latham
Until February 2016, Britt Latham served as the chair of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, and he currently serves as chair of the firm’s Securities & Shareholder Litigation Practice Group. Britt has been involved in numerous high profile cases, including notably the Envision securities class action litigation, the successful representation of a public company involving the breach of a $1.5 billion merger agreement, and in significant federal securities, ERISA, and derivative multi-district litigation related to an investment fund loss in the wake of the financial crisis.
Britt represents public companies, their directors and senior management in complex securities class actions, merger class actions, other types of business disputes, and investigations before the Securities & Exchange Commission and other federal agencies. He has protected the interests of clients in more than 50 class actions in various states, with billions in potential exposure.
More specifically, Britt’s practice encompasses:
- Securities & Shareholder Litigation – Representing corporate defendants in securities and business-related litigation, including class actions, shareholder disputes and derivative actions in state and federal court, in mediation and in pre-litigation work-outs.
- Compliance & Government Investigations – Conducting internal investigations for public and private companies; representing companies under civil or administrative investigation from various federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Justice.
- Healthcare Litigation – Representing hospitals and health systems and other healthcare-related entities in litigation and in connection with internal investigations and responding to government inquiries.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Britt practiced for 10 years with an international law firm in Dallas, Texas.
Nashville Bar Association — Federal Court Committee
American Bar Association
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Media Mentions & Firm News
Chambers USA — Litigation: General Commercial (2016-2023)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Litigation: Securities “Lawyer of the Year” (2022)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Securities (2013-2024)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2014-2023)
Benchmark Litigation — Local Litigation Star: Tennessee (2019-2024); Future Star: Tennessee (2010-2018)
Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated