John Butts is a partner in the firm’s Litigation/Controversy and Securities Departments. He is a member of the Business Trial Group and the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2000.
Mr. Butts has a diverse litigation practice with an emphasis on securities and financial services litigation, business disputes and class actions. He has defended corporate and individual clients in a wide range of matters with significant financial implications including cases that include allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of ERISA, unfair and deceptive trade practices and violation of the RICO Act. Mr. Butts has tried cases to juries and arbitrators, and has argued before the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has extensive experience in electronic discovery.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Butts served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy.