Perkins Coie adds litigation lawyer Mayer Brown at the request of tech clients
- Eric Evans was a leader in Mayer Brown’s electronic discovery practice
- He advises technology clients in the Northern District of California
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(Reuters) – Perkins Coie expanded his litigation practice with Eric Evans, announcing Monday that he hired the longtime former lawyer for Mayer Brown, who represents tech companies in complex litigation and intellectual property matters.
Evans, who joins Perkins Coie, an attorney for 1,200 attorneys in Palo Alto, Calif., Has stepped down as co-chair on the west coast of Mayer Brown’s e-discovery and information governance practice.
He was also part of Mayer Brown’s Cyber Security and Data Privacy Group, a very active area of practice that law firms have been developing at a rapid pace. New legal and regulatory developments, as well as cyber attacks, have helped drive demand for advice.
Perkins Coie hired at least two partners for his technology deals and privacy law practice this year. Other law firms, including Loeb & Loeb, Withers and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, have hired privacy and cybersecurity lawyers in recent months.
Jessica Everett-Garcia, president of Perkins Coie’s litigation practice, touted in a statement Evans’ work for high-tech clients.
“We are delighted to welcome Eric to our litigation practice amid the continued demand from our Bay Area technology clients for insightful and knowledgeable legal counsel,” said Everett-Garcia.
He has represented tech companies and other industries in false advertising, antitrust, trade secrets and patent cases, the company said.
A representative for Mayer Brown said the company wished Evans the best of luck.
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