Overview

Evan Wooten serves as Counsel in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office, focusing on data privacy, disability law, consumer class action defense, and actions by public officials and government enforcement bodies. Evan is an experienced civil litigator and also assists clients in crafting contracts, policies, and terms of use to minimize litigation and government investigations. Evan is a member of Mayer Brown's cybersecurity and data privacy practice and consumer class action group.

Evan has particular expertise in the fields of telecommunications, website and architectural accessibility, fair housing, false claims, false advertising, unfair competition, foreign commerce, and consumer protection. Evan has advised clients in a wide array of industries, from a wide array of countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, the Netherlands, and Mexico. Prior to practicing law, Evan served as assistant financial controller for a global management consulting company, ensuring compliance with federal regulations and contracts.

Evan joined Mayer Brown in 2006, after graduating order of the coif from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he served as an editor for the William & Mary Law Review. Evan received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2001. Evan is a long-standing member of Mayer Brown’s recruitment and mentorship programs.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Experience

Notable Engagements

Fair Housing & Disability

  • National ADA compliance counsel for a major retailer of beauty products and salon services
  • Represented retailer in accessibility litigation in California, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and New York, including allegations of architectural, website, and mobile application noncompliance
  • Represented a leading electric scooter company in class actions alleging ADA and state-law disability violations by the scooter companies and municipalities
  • Represented a major financial institution in investigations by HUD and the North Carolina state housing authority, alleging design and construction defects in a mixed-used commercial-residential property
  • Advised numerous companies on website accessibility, including financial services providers, consultancies, housing providers, and retailers
  • Represented publicly traded real estate companies in actions and administrative proceedings alleging housing and disability discrimination
  • Represented acclaimed performing arts center in litigation alleging website inaccessibility
  • Represented leading financial institutions in false claims litigation alleging unfair housing

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

  • Represented electronic ticket marketplace in class action alleging unlawful recording of customer service telephone calls and invasion of privacy
  • Represented online photo storage company in class action alleging unlawful collection of biometric data
  • Represent coalition of companies seeking workability amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act, including advocacy with the CA Legislature and Attorney General
  • Represented real-estate companies in multiple class actions alleging unlawful recording of customer service telephone calls, unfair competition, and invasion of privacy
  • Represented data broker in class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Drafted data breach response plan and data privacy policies for international retailer
  • Advised resort and event company regarding national telephone recording laws
  • Advised e-commerce companies regarding terms of use and privacy policies

Unfair Competition & Government Investigation

  • Represented financial institutions in actions by the Miami and Los Angeles City Attorneys alleging unfair competition and discriminatory lending practices
  • Represented financial institutions in action by the Los Angeles City Attorney alleging false claims and unfair competition in the investment of city employee retirement funds
  • Represented supergraphic sign companies in actions by the Los Angeles City Attorney concerning unfair competition and free speech rights
  • Represented certified fraud examiner in false claims dispute with the U.S. Government before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Represented lenders in accusations brought by the California Department of Business Oversight
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice

Commercial Law & Other

  • Represented Ecuadorian telecommunications carriers in action for fraud and breach of contract surrounding utility formation and acquisition
  • Represented Mexican and South American telecommunications carriers in numerous patent infringement and breach of contract actions
  • Represented United States’ largest steel manufacturer in breach of contract action before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Represented financial institutions in insurance disputes related to real estate developments in Mexico
  • Represented developer of Cochlear (ear) implants in arbitration surrounding split of company
  • Represented electronics developers in patent infringement and breach of contract actions
  • Represented major telecommunications carrier in arbitration over terms of use
  • Represented big five accounting firm in negligent misrepresentation action
  • Represented clearing firm in actions for fraud and breach of contract
  • Represented refrigerated trucking company in wrongful death action
  • Represented television company in trademark infringement action
  • Assisted financial institutions in drafting and revising client agreements

Pro Bonp

  • Coordinated preparation of anthology report addressing violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals in North, South, and Central America with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Vance Center for International Justice, and a team of attorneys in over 20 countries 

 

Education

William & Mary Law School, JD, Order of the Coif, Notes Editor, William and Mary Law Review

University of Virginia, BA, with distinction

Admissions

  • California

Court

  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit