Consumer class actions require thoughtful solutions and a seasoned perspective. An essential member of Alston & Bird’s Litigation Group, Thomas Evans’s confident guidance will help clients navigate even the most complicated class action litigation.
Tom focuses his practice on defending and resolving cases alleging violations of false advertising, unfair competition and consumer fraud laws throughout the country, as well as claims under RICO and similar statutes.
He has defended food and dietary supplement companies in cases involving the intersection of federal statutes and regulations with state consumer protection laws.
When defending life insurance companies in class and individual actions, Tom combines his understanding of comprehensive state regulatory schemes with his experience defending against claims under consumer protection laws.
He has also guided class settlements toward court approval, including defending against objections from private class members or public agencies.
Tom’s practice also extends to defending against claims by public enforcement agencies and private citizens under state statutes, including California’s Unfair Competition Law, Consumers Legal Remedies Act, False Advertising Law and Proposition 65.