Jason D. Evans Partner

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, energy, chemical, food and beverage, manufacturing, 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.

In the energy sector, Jason has represented a large electric utility in multiple matters, including complex commercial litigation, antitrust class action litigation, and antitrust compliance. He also has advised multiple renewable energy companies on contract, construction, and real estate disputes.

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.


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 insurers and bank vendors.

Represented a large international bank in series of cases arising from a $1+ billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by bank customer, including 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.

Represent financial companies on compliance and enforcement matters involving the CFPB, state Attorneys General, and other enforcers.

Experience representing policyholders in insurance coverage matters involving property, title, commercial general liability, errors and omissions, officers and directors, and other insurance.

Energy and Utilities

Advised large utility on significant antitrust class action litigation involving natural gas trading.

Represented large electric utility in software and IT implementation dispute.

Advise energy companies on antitrust compliance and regulatory matters.

Represented petrochemical company in complex joint venture dispute with more than $300 million in dispute.

Experience representing renewable energy companies in contract and construction disputes as well as other matters.

Antitrust Litigation & Compliance

Frequently advise manufacturing, energy, chemical, food and beverage, and other industry 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.

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.

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.

  • 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

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

  • "Reducing Litigation Budgets Through Effective Document Management and Intelligent Ediscovery Practices," Research Triangle Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel, May 2011
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 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

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

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2020

Named to "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2019

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

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