Overview

Evan Wooten is an experienced civil litigator, focusing on privacy, consumer class action defense and actions by public officials and public enforcement bodies. Evan 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 consumer class action and commercial law groups and co-chairs the editorial team for the Firm’s privacy and security newsletter and publications.

Evan has particular expertise in the fields of telecommunications, 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 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, and is a long-standing member of Mayer Brown’s recruitment and mentorship committees. Evan received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2001.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Experience

  • Represented electronic ticket marketplace class action alleging unlawful recording of customer service telephone calls and invasion of privacy
  • Represented real-estate companies in multiple class actions alleging unlawful recording of customer service telephone calls, unfair competition, and invasion of privacy
  • Represented financial institutions in action by the Los Angeles City Attorney alleging false claims and unfair competition in connection with investment of city employee retirement funds
  • Represented financial institutions in actions by the Miami and Los Angeles City Attorneys alleging unfair competition and discriminatory lending practices
  • Represented Ecuadorian telecommunications carriers in action for fraud and breach of contract surrounding utility formation and acquisition
  • Represented supergraphic sign companies in actions by the Los Angeles City Attorney concerning unfair competition and free speech rights
  • Represented Mexican and South American telecommunications carriers in numerous patent infringement and breach of contract actions
  • Represented certified fraud examiner in false claims dispute with the U.S. Government before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Represented United States’ largest steel manufacturer in breach of contract action before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Represented a publicly traded real estate companies in actions and administrative proceedings alleging housing and disability discrimination
  • Represented financial institutions in insurance disputes related to real estate developments in Mexico
  • Represented data broker in class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Represented electronics developers in patent infringement and breach of contract actions
  • Represented the Cardinal of Mexico in actions alleging clergy abuse in California
  • 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

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