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Jessica Corley is a partner in the Atlanta office, where she concentrates her practice on securities and complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, derivative suits and M&A litigation. She also counsels companies and their directors and officers on regulatory investigations, disclosure issues, fiduciary duties in the deal context, and director and officer insurance coverage. Jessica also provides clients with proactive counseling to avoid the pitfalls of securities litigation before they arise.

Companies and their officers and directors count on Jessica’s recognized client service skills and business savvy to handle securities litigation and regulatory investigations.

Jessica has been named a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star and a 2015 BTI Client Service All-Star MVP in the area of Securities and Complex Commercial Litigation. She has also been listed in Super Lawyers magazine many times, most recently in 2014. Jessica was honored with the 2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for co-authoring “Cybersecurity: What Directors Need to Know in an Era of Increased Scrutiny.”

Jessica has written and spoken on a variety of commercial litigation topics, particularly in the areas of securities and M&A litigation.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, cum laude

B.A., University of Louisville, summa cum laude

Georgia

Kentucky

New York

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Judicial Clerk, Honorable Charles R. Simpson, III, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

State Bar of Kentucky

State Bar of New York

Named Client Service All-Star MVP for Securities and Complex Commercial Litigation


BTI Consulting, 2015

Named a Client Service All-Star


BTI Consulting, 2014

Recipient, 2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for co-authoring “Cybersecurity: What Directors Need to Know in an Era of Increased Scrutiny”


2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement

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Recognition

Named Client Service All-Star MVP for Securities and Complex Commercial Litigation


BTI Consulting, 2015

Named a Client Service All-Star


BTI Consulting, 2014

Recipient, 2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for co-authoring “Cybersecurity: What Directors Need to Know in an Era of Increased Scrutiny”


2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement

Matters

Representing U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., a large truckload carrier, and its directors and officers, in securities litigation.

Representing Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., owner and operator of behavioral healthcare facilities, and its current and former directors and officers, in securities and derivative litigation.

Representing Quorum Health Corporation, operator of acute care hospitals, and its directors and officers, in securities class action litigation.

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Representing U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., a large truckload carrier, and its directors and officers, in securities litigation.

Representing Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., owner and operator of behavioral healthcare facilities, and its current and former directors and officers, in securities and derivative litigation.

Representing Quorum Health Corporation, operator of acute care hospitals, and its directors and officers, in securities class action litigation.

Representing Tivity Health, Inc., a leading provider of health and fitness improvement programs, and its directors and officers, in securities and derivative litigation.

Represented American Addiction Centers, owner and operator of drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, and its directors and officers, in a securities class action and derivative litigation.

Represented Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., owner and operator of psychiatric hospitals, and its directors and officers, in a securities class action, derivative lawsuits and merger litigation.

Represented AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., an international insurance company, and its directors and officers in securities, derivative and other commercial litigation.  In the securities class action, the motion to dismiss was granted and affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Represented management and boards of directors on disclosure duties and shareholder litigation in the cybersecurity breach situations.

Represented both target and acquiring companies and their boards of directors in merger litigation throughout the United States.

Represented directors and officers of a failed bank holding company and a failed car dealership business in adversary proceedings asserting breach of fiduciary duty and other claims.

Represented an international power company and its directors and officers in securities, derivative and other commercial litigation.

Represented a large marketer, seller and distributor of well-recognized, branded consumer products and its directors and officers in securities and derivative litigation.

Represented a leading online advertising network company and its directors and officers in securities and derivative litigation.

Matters

Representing U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., a large truckload carrier, and its directors and officers, in securities litigation.

Representing Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., owner and operator of behavioral healthcare facilities, and its current and former directors and officers, in securities and derivative litigation.

Representing Quorum Health Corporation, operator of acute care hospitals, and its directors and officers, in securities class action litigation.

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Matters

Representing U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., a large truckload carrier, and its directors and officers, in securities litigation.

Representing Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., owner and operator of behavioral healthcare facilities, and its current and former directors and officers, in securities and derivative litigation.

Representing Quorum Health Corporation, operator of acute care hospitals, and its directors and officers, in securities class action litigation.

Representing Tivity Health, Inc., a leading provider of health and fitness improvement programs, and its directors and officers, in securities and derivative litigation.

Represented American Addiction Centers, owner and operator of drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, and its directors and officers, in a securities class action and derivative litigation.

Represented Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., owner and operator of psychiatric hospitals, and its directors and officers, in a securities class action, derivative lawsuits and merger litigation.

Represented AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., an international insurance company, and its directors and officers in securities, derivative and other commercial litigation.  In the securities class action, the motion to dismiss was granted and affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Represented management and boards of directors on disclosure duties and shareholder litigation in the cybersecurity breach situations.

Represented both target and acquiring companies and their boards of directors in merger litigation throughout the United States.

Represented directors and officers of a failed bank holding company and a failed car dealership business in adversary proceedings asserting breach of fiduciary duty and other claims.

Represented an international power company and its directors and officers in securities, derivative and other commercial litigation.

Represented a large marketer, seller and distributor of well-recognized, branded consumer products and its directors and officers in securities and derivative litigation.

Represented a leading online advertising network company and its directors and officers in securities and derivative litigation.

Credentials

J.D., University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, cum laude

B.A., University of Louisville, summa cum laude

Georgia

Kentucky

New York

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Judicial Clerk, Honorable Charles R. Simpson, III, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

State Bar of Kentucky

State Bar of New York

Named Client Service All-Star MVP for Securities and Complex Commercial Litigation


BTI Consulting, 2015

Named a Client Service All-Star


BTI Consulting, 2014

Recipient, 2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for co-authoring “Cybersecurity: What Directors Need to Know in an Era of Increased Scrutiny”


2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement

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Recognition

Named Client Service All-Star MVP for Securities and Complex Commercial Litigation


BTI Consulting, 2015

Named a Client Service All-Star


BTI Consulting, 2014

Recipient, 2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for co-authoring “Cybersecurity: What Directors Need to Know in an Era of Increased Scrutiny”


2015 Burton Award for Legal Achievement