Jason D. Evans


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  • 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
  • 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

Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law (teaching antitrust)

Former Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer – N.C. Bar Association Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) – International Association of Privacy Professionals

American Bar Association Antitrust Section

Jason represents business clients in complex litigation and class action disputes, including a significant focus on banking and financial services matters; antitrust litigation, investigations, and compliance; and other government enforcement and regulatory matters, including CFPB compliance.  He has experience in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, chemical, food and beverage, manufacturing, energy, automotive, and retail.  He has handled high-stakes disputes in trial and appellate courts, both federal and state, throughout the country as well as in commercial arbitrations.

In his financial services practice, Jason has represented banks and other financial institutions in disputes involving complex financial products and instruments, residential mortgage securitizations, data privacy, consumer class actions, investor claims, Ponzi schemes, 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 $170 million on behalf of a large national bank on mortgage related insurance claims, and defense of mortgage repurchase and indemnification claims.  Jason also provides compliance-related advice pursuant to CFPB and other financial industry regulations.

Jason regularly counsels companies on antitrust compliance and has handled antitrust litigation or investigations in the chemical, agriculture, energy, financial services, transportation, and retail industries.

Jason’s diverse litigation experience additionally includes data privacy and security matters – he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.) – as well as matters involving insurance coverage, software implementation, supply chain, distribution, construction, and eminent domain.

Among other activities, Jason is the past Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section and is an Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest School of Law teaching antitrust.

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Financial Services Litigation & Compliance

Represented a large national bank in disputes over more than 10,000 mortgage-related title insurance claims, resulting in recoveries of more than $170 million from multiple parties.

Represented a large international bank in series of cases arising from a Ponzi scheme perpetrated by a bank customer , which included various AML (anti-money laundering) compliance and regulatory aspects.

Representing large bank in mortgage repurchase and indemnification litigation arising from multiple securitization trusts and related bankruptcy settlements.

Represented large financial institution with respect to Vermont Attorney General’s investigation of mortgage foreclosure and servicing practices.

Provided compliance advice to a large national bank regarding CFPB and state law compliance with respect to collection of time-barred debt, including completion of a fifty state legal survey across multiple consumer debt lines (credit card, auto lending, and home equity/mortgage).

Advising a large national bank on compliance with state law debt collection regulations across all 50 states plus two other jurisdictions.

Advised a large national bank on various regulatory, investor, and title insurance issues related to a population of thousands of mortgage loans.

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

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.

Successfully concluded U.S. Department of Justice merger investigation involving a horizontal merger of two global industrial materials businesses; transaction was cleared and allowed to proceed; advised on gun-jumping and other issues.

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. 

Other Government Enforcement

Experience representing clients in enforcement matters and compliance advice with respect to numerous federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission, and various state Attorneys General.

Represented global company in investigation by District of Columbia Attorney General of False Claims Act allegations.

Represented large financial institution with respect to Vermont Attorney General’s investigation of mortgage foreclosure and servicing practices.

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.

Named to "Legal Elite," Antitrust, Business North Carolina, 2010, 2011, 2016

Named to "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2016

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

Named to "40 Under 40," Charlotte Business Journal, 2010

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
Author, Indirect Purchaser Handbook, chapter on state UDAP claims, American Bar Association