Eric B. Evans is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Mayer Brown’s Palo Alto office. He concentrates his practice on complex litigation and intellectual property matters. He represents major companies in large-scale federal false advertising and antitrust class actions, as well as patent and trade secret matters. He also leverages a prior career in information technology to provide information governance and cybersecurity advice. He is also the West Coast co-chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery & Information Governance practice and a member of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice.
Before he attended law school, Eric served as Associate Director of Instructional Technology at Denison University, where he acted as Denison’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act agent and enforced and redrafted the university’s Acceptable Use Policy for Network Resources. He also designed and deployed highly secure Windows NT and 2000 client images on more than 400 computers located in more than a dozen computing facilities. He also holds an A.M. Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and an A.B. summa cum laude in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Jordan in Amman, where he studied Arabic and history.