Clark Johnson is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Service Group, where his practice focuses on complex business disputes and class action litigation. Mr. Johnson represents business entities, directors, officers, and shareholders in a wide range of litigation. He has litigated and tried corporate governance and control matters, lender liability claims, shareholder disputes and derivative actions, securities and consumer fraud matters, and franchise disputes, among other matters. He has litigated cases in twenty-one states.
Examples of Mr. Johnson's class action work include defending life insurance companies in vanishing premium cases, modal premium cases, DAC tax cases, effective-date cases and interest crediting cases. In addition, Mr. Johnson recently defended FLSA collective actions involving several different industries. Mr. Johnson also has defended class actions against mortgage companies involving payoff statement fees and predatory lending, and TILA claims against credit card issuers.
Examples of Mr. Johnson's experience in securities-related litigation include the defense of a number of securities fraud class actions and shareholder suits, and prosecution and defense of FINRA arbitrations. In addition, Mr. Johnson has significant experience representing issuers, officers and others in SEC investigations and enforcement actions, and in internal corporate investigations.
Mr. Johnson represents clients across a variety of industries including financial services and banking, transportation, real estate development, food and beverage, hospitality, and manufacturing.