BARRETT JOHNSTON, LLC concentrates a significant part of its practice on class action litigation, including cases involving violations of federal securities law, ERISA, federal antitrust law, state consumer and antitrust law, and employment discrimination. The firm also has an active practice in corporate governance shareholder derivative litigation, enforcing corporate rights through the company's shareholders, and merger and acquisition related litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty. The firm's office is located in Nashville, Tennessee and is active in major class action litigation pending in federal and state courts throughout Tennessee and across the country, as well as litigation before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
The firm's reputation for excellence has been recognized on repeated occasions by various courts throughout the country which have appointed the firm to leadership positions in complex class and derivative actions including multi-district or consolidated litigations. See, e.g., Horns ex rel. v. Raines, 227 F.R.D. 1, 3-4 (D.D.C. 2005) (appointing firm co-lead counsel in Fannie Mae shareholder derivative litigation and noting the experience and success of the firm in this type litigation). In certifying complex cases as class actions, Courts have noted the qualifications and experience of the firm in this area. See, e.g., Craft v. Vanderbilt, 174 F.R.D. 396, 406 (M.D. Tenn. 1996). As shown below, Barrett Johnston, LLC has taken a major role in numerous actions on behalf of defrauded investors and consumers for violations of federal security laws, ERISA, state consumer and antitrust laws as well as breaches of fiduciary duty in shareholder derivative litigation and merger and acquisition litigation in state and federal courts across the country.