Areas of Practice
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2011; Order of the Coif; Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership, and Service Award; C. C. Stewart Award; William L. Burdick Prize; Rice Scholar; Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review; Moot Court Council
Northwestern University, B.S., Journalism, Political Science, 2004
Hon. Mary Beck Briscoe, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2011-2012
District of Columbia
Evan North represents international corporations in complex and often high-profile civil litigation across a variety of substantive areas. His practice focuses on antitrust and intellectual property litigation, including patent cases.
Examples of Mr. North’s matters include:
- Representing a biotechnology company at trial in pharmaceutical patent litigation brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act after successfully opposing numerous motions for summary judgment;
- Successfully defending an investment banking and securities firm against a motion to dismiss counterclaims in federal court;
- Defending a major U.S.-based telecommunications company in international litigation arising from the bankruptcy of a joint venture in the Netherlands;
- Obtaining dismissal of several federal felony charges and a favorable plea agreement for the former president of a major defense contractor;
- Representing plaintiffs in an antitrust class action against a hospital and health insurer alleging violations of the Sherman Act.
Mr. North also maintains an active pro bono practice at the trial and appellate levels. With others at the Firm, he filed an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of non-profit advocacy organizations in the contraception mandate cases (Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood).
Mr. North joined the Firm following a clerkship with Chief Judge Mary Beck Briscoe of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He attended the University of Kansas School of Law, where he received the William L. Burdick Prize for being ranked first in his class after the first year of law school and the C.C. Stewart Award for being ranked first in his class at graduation. During law school, Mr. North was a member of the winning team in a regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, where he was named Best Oral Advocate.
Before attending law school, Mr. North worked as an elementary school teacher in the Bronx, New York, through Teach For America. He also worked as a communications associate for a charter school organization in Harlem.
Mr. North is also a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. While attending Medill, he worked as an on-air television reporter for an NBC affiliate station.
HUD Settles Case with Former Employee for $900K (The National Law Journal)