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Jason D. Evans

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Education
  • University of Oxford, BCL, Fulbright Scholar, Associate Editor, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 2004
  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with High Honors, Chancellors Scholar, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, Editor in Chief, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, 2001
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1998
Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Affiliations

Member; Professionalism Committee; Antitrust Section Council; Electronic Discovery & Electronic Filing Subcommittee, Litigation Section, North Carolina Bar Association

Jason represents business clients in complex and class action disputes. His practice focuses on financial services matters, antitrust litigation and compliance, software implementation and technology matters, and other commercial disputes. He has tried cases to jury verdict and binding arbitration decisions, in addition to handling appeals in the federal and North Carolina appellate courts.

He has significant experience representing financial services clients – including banks, venture capital and private equity firms, and other financial institutions – in disputes involving complex financial products and instruments, consumer class actions, matters arising from mergers and acquisitions, software and technology disputes, supply chain matters, insurance coverage disputes, and other complex litigation matters. He has significant experience with residential mortgage issues, including the recovery of more than $140 million on behalf of a large national bank on mortgage related insurance claims. He also has provided advice on various mortgage servicing, securitization, and investor issues and disputes.

Jason additionally represents clients in the manufacturing, chemical, technology, and food and beverage industries. In addition to representing such clients in commercial disputes, he provides advice on antitrust compliance, supply chain, electronic discovery and document retention issues. He has written and spoken on these and other topics.

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T: +1 704 343 2050F: +1 704 444 8774jevans@mcguirewoods.com201 North Tryon Street
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Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Financial Services, Mortgage & Insurance Coverage

Representing a large national bank in disputes over thousands of mortgage related title insurance claims, resulting in recoveries to date of more than $140 million from multiple parties.

Representing a large international bank in series of cases arising from a Ponzi scheme perpetrated by a bank customer.

Experience advising mortgage servicers, originators, and indenture trustees on various servicing, securitization, and investor issues and disputes.

Represented large national bank in a consumer class action lawsuit involving credit insurance for credit card holders.

Represented a venture capital firm in dispute arising from a portfolio company’s spin-off and acquisition transactions.

Experience representing policyholders in insurance coverage matters involving title insurance, commercial general liability, errors and omissions, and other types of policies.

Antitrust Litigation & Compliance

Frequently advise manufacturing, chemical, food and beverage, and other business clients on antitrust compliance issues related to product distribution and marketing programs, pricing decisions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and group purchasing arrangements.

Obtained favorable summary judgment and class action decision on a Sherman Act Section 1 resale price maintenance claim on behalf of a large international chemical company arising from agency distribution.

Represented a vitamin manufacturer in an indirect purchaser class action, opt-out litigation, and related appeals arising from horizontal price-fixing claims.

Represented a transportation company in connection with a series of antitrust matters.

Advised a global chemical company on numerous complex antitrust issues arising from a petrochemical joint venture.

Advised a publicly traded company in dispute with joint venture partner raising issues under the interlocking director section of the Clayton Act.

Regularly provide antitrust compliance training to sales and management teams.

Class Action Litigation

Experience representing financial services, chemical, and other companies in antitrust and other consumer class action litigation

Obtained favorable class action decision on behalf of a large international chemical company in antitrust litigation.

Represented a waste management provider in class action lawsuit involving claims arising from rate increases.

Represented a medical insurer and a national auto insurer in separate consumer class action lawsuits related to the calculation of benefits and premiums.

Software Implementation & Technology

Represented a software developer in a significant software implementation dispute tried before an arbitration panel for more than 20 hearing days.

Represented a provider of Microsoft ERP systems in an implementation dispute. • Represented a large financial institution in software implementation dispute involving an Internet-based application for selling consumer loans.

Obtained dismissal of an internet defamation case brought against internet service provider.

Managed large-scale discovery on behalf of a financial institution in a patent infringement suit involving check imaging systems.

Other Complex Litigation

Represented a global chemical company in a significant arbitration matter arising from a petrochemical industry joint venture.

Represented a conveyor belt manufacturer in a product liability and warranty lawsuit involving a significant civil construction project in Australia and alleged project delays.

Obtained favorable jury verdict on real estate valuation in trial of condemnation action.

Represented a closely held manufacturing company and majority shareholders in lawsuit by minority shareholder.

Named to "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014

Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2013

Named to "Legal Elite," Antitrust, Business North Carolina, 2010, 2011

Co-author, "Ruling Rewrites Century of Pricing Law," Charlotte Business Journal, August 31, 2007
Author, "The Antitrust Modernization Commission Report and Recommendations Antitrust News," Official Publication of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the NC Bar Association, July 1, 2007