Josh Littlejohn


With a broad base of experience in complex litigation—including securities fraud, corporate governance, whistleblower cases under Dodd-Frank and the False Claims Act, and catastrophic injury cases—Josh Littlejohn plays a key role on the Motley Rice securities litigation team, particularly in cases involving healthcare.

Josh represents public pension funds, unions and institutional investors in both federal and state courts. He also represents people with catastrophic injuries and corporate whistleblowers. Josh works directly with clients and has been involved in all aspects of the litigation process, including case evaluation, fact and expert discovery, resolution and trial.

Throughout his career Josh has been involved in numerous complex securities matters including litigation against Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Intel Corporation; Riot Blockchain; Wells Fargo & Company; 3D Systems Corporation; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Omnicare; Pharmacia Corporation and numerous others. Currently, Josh is one of the lead lawyers in securities fraud litigation against NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange, among other defendants, related to high frequency trading or “HFT.” This matter is currently in discovery in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Along with other Motley Rice lawyers, Josh was South Carolina liaison counsel in a securities fraud class action that settled in 2020 filed by investors against SCANA Corporation over its failed nuclear reactor project. Josh regularly reviews and analyzes potential securities fraud class action, shareholder derivative, and SEC whistleblower matters on behalf of our clients and the firm.

In addition to securities matters, Josh is a key member of the Motley Rice team that evaluates and litigates violations of the federal False Claims Act and Anti-kickback Statute on behalf of corporate whistleblowers.

Aside from various securities and whistleblower matters, Josh was recently part of the Motley Rice negotiating team that helped secure a resolution with a major U.S. auto manufacturer on behalf of Takata airbag victims. Early in his career at Motley Rice, Josh worked on discovery in mass tort litigation against large drug manufacturers.


J.D., Charleston School of Law, 2007

B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1999

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the District of South Carolina


American Bar Association

South Carolina Association for Justice

Awards and Accolades

2013–2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list
Securities litigation; Class action/mass torts; General litigation

2019 Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Financial Lawyers