With well over a decade of experience at the forefront of intellectual property law, Evan’s counsel is sought after by clients looking for creative solutions to complex disputes in litigation or for innovative strategies for managing and growing their intangible assets. Working with clients throughout the country, Evan handles challenging patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters, including taking complex cases through trial where he has significant first-chair experience. He often relies on this expertise to overhaul clients’ intellectual property assets through analytical audits and studies. In 2016, Evan was named Colorado’s IP Litigator of the Year by Law Week Colorado.
Evan’s established reputation in successfully handling high-stakes and complex disputes and trying cases before judges and juries has earned him numerous accolades and repeat client work from some of the country’s most discerning companies. He partners closely with his clients in enforcement of their intellectual property, defends against multi-million dollar claims of alleged infringement, and crafts strategies for helping clients avoid disputes altogether. With a business-first approach, Evan works diligently to economically and efficiently help clients achieve their goals.
Evan is the chair of Brownstein’s Chambers-recognized IP Department, composed of more than thirty-five attorneys. In this role, Evan leads a talented team of engineers, scientists, brand managers, and data privacy and security specialists who build, maintain, and protect their clients’ most valuable intellectual property assets. He has experience with individuals and companies across a broad range of technologies, including those in the media and advertising, gaming, digital signage, software, networking and telecommunications, e-commerce and industrial equipment and manufacturing. Evan values his role as a trusted advisor and works hand-in-hand with clients as business partners, just as he actively works with the IP department attorneys on providing best-in-class legal services.
Evan also has substantial experience in highly complex commercial cases, including covenant not-to-compete and trade secret disputes, and health and managed care disputes. Evan’s demonstrated track record of success in trade secret cases is well-known in Colorado as is his ability to quickly address emergency situations and prepare for and try preliminary injunction hearings. In the past two-years, Evan has successfully first-chaired four such cases in three different states.
Committed to giving back to the Denver-Boulder community, Evan is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Colorado, the Advisory Board of Rose Medical Center in Denver and the Board of Directors of the Silicon Flatirons Program. He was a member of the Leadership Denver Class of 2014.
Evan has been recognized by Law Week Colorado as an Up and Coming Lawyer and the the 2016 IP Litigator of the Year, and has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the past eight years. Prior to joining Brownstein, Evan was a partner in the trial group of Dorsey & Whitney, where he was a member of the intellectual property and trial groups and the hiring partner for the Denver office.