Joseph Evall is a litigation partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Product Liability, and FDA and Healthcare Practice Groups.
Mr. Evall primarily litigates cases that involve complex science and technology, including patent lawsuits, product liability actions, and commercial disputes, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical, biotech, and chemical patent litigation.
Mr. Evall has led successful courtroom challenges to “junk science,” with his examination and cross-examination of expert witnesses resulting in significant client victories.
In 2016, litigation on which he was co-lead counsel was recognized by LMG as the most significant Hatch-Waxman case of the year. In 2017, he received a “Research In Action” Award from Treatment Action Group, a research and policy think tank in New York, for his work defeating an “HIV denialism” lawsuit.
Mr. Evall’s training in science included laboratory research in physical chemistry and DNA technology; one article on self-assembled monolayers (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 111, 321 (1989)) was featured in the 125th anniversary issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society as the 50th most cited paper to date.
Mr. Evall works closely with organizations that promote diversity in the legal profession. He is a member of the Board of the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers of New York Foundation, and was previously on the board of a non-profit organization that provides housing and social services to LGBT youth, and another that combats violence against LGBT people.
Mr. Evall has been honored for his work on diversity and inclusion, including a 2010 award by the LGBT Rights Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He leads the Diversity Committee of Gibson Dunn’s New York office.
Mr. Evall graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1982 and received a master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from Harvard in 1984. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1990. From 1992-93, Mr. Evall served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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