Evan Tager is a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate practice in Mayer Brown's Washington, DC office and serves as one of five co-leaders of the Firm's worldwide Litigation practice. In February 2013, International Law Office awarded Evan its Client Choice Award for the Litigation category in Washington, DC. And in 2012, the National Law Journal named Evan to its “Champions and Visionaries” list. Identified by Chambers USA as one of America's leading business lawyers, and profiled by Legal Times in its issue on leading appellate lawyers, Evan has been integrally involved in a range of issues of paramount importance to the business community, including punitive damages, class certification standards, admissibility of expert testimony, and enforceability of arbitration agreements. According to Legal Times, "[w]hen a major company needs to find a lawyer in a key case involving class certification, punitive damages, or arbitration, there's a good chance it will hire Evan Tager." "In the past several years," it reports, Evan "has become the go-to attorney in a growing number of cases that matter to big businesses across the United States." Evan has been listed as a leading lawyer for several years running in Chambers USA and in the Corporate Counsel edition of Super Lawyers. He also has been named as a top lawyer repeatedly in The Washingtonian. The 2009 edition of Legal 500 describes Evan as a "professional and ethical thought leader" who is "responsive, committed to shared goals, and fair-minded."
Evan as filed hundreds of briefs on issues of importance to the business community in the United States Supreme Court and in lower courts throughout the country. One of Evan's clients told Chambers USA that, as a briefwriter, Evan "deploys a grasp of language and argument that is a marvel to behold." Evan has delivered 42 appellate arguments. He has argued cases in the US Supreme Court, the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, the DC Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeal, the Florida District Court of Appeals, the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and numerous state and federal trial courts. In addition, he has published extensively on the subjects of appellate advocacy, punitive damages, class actions, and expert testimony, among other things, and has participated frequently on panels devoted to punitive damages and class actions.
Evan received his AB, magna cum laude from Princeton University in
1982 and his JD in 1985 from Stanford Law School, where he was Articles Editor
of the Stanford Law Review and winner of the Board of Editors Award for
Outstanding Editorial Contribution to the Stanford Law Review. Following
law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Mary M. Schroeder in the Ninth