Gregory Hinojosa Evans is a litigator and trial lawyer. He has over 25 years of experience in courtrooms across the United States. Greg’s practice is genuinely national in scope. He has an exemplary record of success and unexpectedly beneficial client results in some of the most difficult, novel and important cases in United States history.
In 2017, Greg successfully appealed and argued four groundbreaking cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th, 5th and 9th Circuits. In the same year, Greg completed a month-long trial in United States District Court in Idaho.
In June 2018, Gregory Evans served as first chair trial counsel in Asarco v. Atlantic Richfield Company, winning a $30 million judgment in favor of his client Asarco. The win was reported in several media outlets, including The New York Times.
Greg’s work has been reported on and his opinions on important legal cases have been published in The Financial Times, Newsweek,Bloomberg, The New York Times, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Greg has also authored and published several articles on public policy, legislation and society.
Greg is an active participant in community affairs and pro bono activities, including longstanding service on the national board of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (“LDF”), Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Board of Trustees, the San Francisco YMCA Board of Directors, The Constitutional Rights Foundation Board of Directors, Public Counsel Law Center, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Property Management Board.
In 2014, the President of the University of Notre Dame appointed Greg to serve on Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies Advisory Council. Greg received Notre Dame’s Award for Social Justice upon his graduation from Notre Dame Law School. At U.C. Berkeley, he served as president and commencement speaker of his graduate school.
Before joining McGuire Woods, he was an equity partner with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Greg completed a Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and served as Deputy Counsel to the National Coalition for the Homeless in Washington.
Greg and his wife Diane have four children and, as a couple, they coach grammar and high school kids participating in the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Mock Trial Program.
Representative clients include Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications, Nike, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Vodafone, Steinway Musical Instruments, and Grupo Mexico.
- Greg has led clients through many U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general investigations involving environmental issues and assorted environmental crimes.
- While serving as primary U.S. outside litigation counsel for Vodafone Group, Greg achieved jury defense verdicts, arbitration awards and bench trial judgments for Vodafone in cases involving trade secret misappropriation, technology-related contract disputes including cross-border issues, joint venture disputes, corporate change in control and stock option vesting.
- Greg recently defeated land use litigation brought to gain control of commercial property to be used by Native Americans for a casino and supporting commercial development in California’s Central Valley.
- Greg has represented UFC in a variety of litigation including media distribution disputes, international merger and acquisition litigation, and in other legal fights.
- University of Notre Dame, JD, 1989
- University of California Berkeley, MA, 1986
- University of Southern California, BS, 1984
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- National Board of Directors, New York NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- Trustee, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
- Advisory Council, Center for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame.
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