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McGuireWoods LLP

Years Practicing: 28

Years with Current Firm: 2

After a stint at the U.S. Department of Justice and at the National Coalition for the Homeless in Washington, D.C., Gregory Evans returned to the L.A. community where he was raised. He achieved management positions in the most elite global law firms and stays deeply involved in pro bono and community affairs, including through his long-term board memberships in Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Constitutional Rights Foundation, YMCA, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Evans established McGuireWoods LLP’s downtown Los Angeles office and serves as its managing partner. McGuireWoods has more than 1,000 lawyers with offices in major cities in the U.S., as well as in London, Brussels and Shanghai. In 2017, Evans won high stakes appeals in the 10th, 5th and 9th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. In November, he completed a month-long trial in United States District Court against the Union Pacific Railroad Company, seeking over $100 million in environmental damages for copper mining giant American Smelting and Refining Company.

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