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 and death cases—Josh Littlejohn is one of several lawyers leading Motley Rice’s securities litigation team, particularly in cases involving healthcare and e-commerce.
Josh represents public pension funds, unions and other institutional investors in both federal and state courts. He also represents people with catastrophic personal 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 serving as lead or co-lead counsel against Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Amazon; Intel Corporation; Riot Blockchain; Wells Fargo & Company; 3D Systems Corporation; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Omnicare; and numerous others. 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 new securities fraud, shareholder derivative, and SEC whistleblower matters on behalf of our clients and the firm. He is currently part of the Motley Rice team evaluating cases related to exposure to contaminated ground water in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
In addition to securities and personal injury matters, Josh is a 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 a 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, Josh worked on discovery in mass tort litigation against large drug manufacturers.
Litigation AreasSecurities Class Actions Whistleblower
J.D., Charleston School of Law, 2007
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1999
- 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