W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.


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Brant Phillips is chair of the firm’s more than 90-attorney Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Previously Brant served on the firm’s Executive Committee and as co-chair of the Securities and Shareholder Litigation Practice Group. Brant’s practice focuses on complex business litigation and healthcare matters, and he routinely 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. Drawing on his background in public policy, Brant also leads clients through administrative and enforcement proceedings before government boards and commissions, with a special focus on obtaining certificates of need and regulatory approvals for the establishment and operation of healthcare facilities and services.

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Nashville Bar Association — Board of Directors (2016-present)

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow

Leadership Nashville Class of 2018-2019

Tennessee Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Leadership Law (Class of 2006)

American Bar Association

American Health Law Association (AHLA)

Washington & Lee University — Law Alumni Council (2013-present)

Birmingham-Southern College — Alumni Board (2016-present)

Nashville Symphony Association — Board of Directors (2014-present); Member, Executive Committee; Chair, Governance Committee

Leadership Tennessee (Class of 2016)

Martha O’Bryan Center — Board of Directors (2016-present)

American Constitution Society — Nashville Chapter Advisory Board Co-Chair (2010-2015)

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court (2008-2012)