W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.


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Brant Phillips is chair of the firm’s 100-attorney Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Previously, Brant served on the firm’s Executive Committee and as co-chair of its Securities & 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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American Constitution Society — Nashville Chapter Advisory Board Co-Chair (2010-2015)

American Health Law Association (AHLA)

Birmingham-Southern College — Alumni Board (2016-2019)

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court (2008-2012)

Leadership Nashville (Class of 2019)

Leadership Tennessee (Class of 2016)

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

Nashville Ballet – Board of Directors (2017-present); Member, Audit Committee (2020-present)

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

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow (Class of 2014)

Nashville Symphony Orchestra — Board of Directors (2014-2020); Member, Executive Committee (2015-present); Chair, External Affairs Committee (2019-present); Chair, Governance Committee (2015-2018)

Tennessee Bar Association — Leadership Law (Class of 2006)

Washington & Lee University — Law School Alumni Council (2013-2020)