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Mary Ellen Conner


Ms. Conner is a partner in the Georgia office of Johnson Fistel with extensive experience in shareholder, complex commercial, and class action litigation and appeals.  As part of her shareholder litigation practice, Ms. Conner has recovered significant cash payments and negotiated comprehensive corporate governance reforms on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 companies, including FirstEnergy, Inc. and Twitter (n/k/a X).  Ms. Conner has also successfully represented investor and consumer classes throughout litigation and appeals in federal and state courts nationwide. 

Prior to joining Johnson Fistel, Ms. Conner practiced law at JONES DAY, a full-service law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers and 43 offices around the world, representing companies in complex commercial and securities litigation and defending corporate officers and directors against allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and insider trading.  Ms. Conner also previously represented numerous businesses, healthcare providers, and individuals in connection with government investigations and litigation brought by the Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General for alleged violations of the False Claims Act, federal securities and commodities fraud statutes, and insider trading prohibitions.  In addition to her prior practice experience, Ms. Conner also previously served on the faculty of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School teaching Civil Procedure I and II; Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis I; and Legal Communications and Process.

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Ms. Conner has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s top lawyers by a number of third-party sources based upon peer reviews, including the following: