Evan Mark Tager
Evan Tager is a member of the Litigation practice and the Supreme Court & Appellate practice in Mayer Brown's Washington, DC office. 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." Most recently, he was named by his peers to the 2007 edition of The Washingtonian's "Big Guns: 800 Top Lawyers" list in the area of Supreme Court appellate work.
Evan has 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 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 Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Washington Supreme Court, 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 Circuit.