Johnson Fistel Welcomes Brett M. Middleton

Johnson Fistel is pleased to announce that Brett M. Middleton has joined the firm in its San Diego office.  “We are very fortunate that Brett accepted our offer to join the team,” said Frank J. Johnson, one of the firm’s founding partners.  “He has nearly two decades of significant securities, corporate, and business litigation experience which will help us continue to provide excellent service to our clients as our firm continues to grow.”

Mr. Middleton has received multiple industry and national recognitions, including “Recommended Lawyer in M&A Related Shareholder Litigation” by Legal 500 USA Guide, a “San Diego Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers, and one of the “Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal.

Prior to joining Johnson Fistel, Mr. Middleton worked for over fourteen years at the plaintiff class action law firm of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP where he was instrumental in the prosecution of securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and mergers and acquisitions actions on behalf of institutions and individuals.  Mr. Middleton has served in prior litigation as lead or co-lead counsel in a wide variety of high-profile securities fraud class actions, including: Lehman Brothers Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) (recovered $615 million for investors from multiple defendants arising from the alleged accounting fraud that prolonged the historic bankruptcy); Lumber Liquidators Securities Litigation (E.D. Va.) (obtained over $40 million in cash and common stock for class members arising from alleged scheme to inflate margins by importing cheap and illegal flooring products as exposed by the CBS news show 60 Minutes).

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