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Phone: (617) 423-0400

One Beacon St., 21st Floor

Boston, MA 02108

David Evans

Profession:

Attorney

Current Employer:

Murphy & King, P.C.

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Appellate ✔ Arts (Fine, Performing)
✔ Automotive ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Biotech ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Construction ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Copyrights ✔ Employment
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Entertainment
✔ Environmental ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Franchise
✔ Health Care ✔ Industrial
✔ Insurance ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ International ✔ Internet
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Landlord/Tenant
✔ Legal Malpractice ✔ Licensing
✔ Mergers & Acquisitions ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Partnerships ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Professional Fees ✔ Professional Liability
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence
✔ Real Estate ✔ Securities
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Software
✔ Sports ✔ Technology
✔ Telecommunications ✔ Torts
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes
✔ Trusts/Estates

Experience:

As a neutral, has presided over more than 350 cases of all sizes throughout the United States and internationally, including cases respecting: entertainment and sports law including endorsement, sponsorship and publishing contract; M&A and divestitures of assets; intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation; licensing disputes; television, movies and theatrical productions; music licensing, royalties and distribution; computer systems and software development and licensing; corporate finance; business valuations; leveraged buy-outs; closely-held businesses; securities; distribution and supply agreements; real estate appraisals, developments, and partnerships; construction law; telecom laws and regulations; private investment firms, venture capital and hedge funds; products liability; toxic torts; medical devices and equipment; biotech and pharmaceuticals; commercial leases; fiduciary duties; royalties and accountings; shareholder derivative claims; joint ventures; defense contracts; employment claims including wrongful termination and discrimination; power generating plants; insurance and re-insurance coverage (D&O, P&C, E&O, fidelity bonds, primary/excess, environmental, loss allocation, claims management, business interruption) and agency/broker disputes; oil and gas leases, equipment and valuations; energy law including alternative energy (wind, solar, biomass, ethanol); franchise and dealership law, including automotive dealerships; maritime disputes; structured finance; bankruptcy and creditor rights; equipment leases; inheritance, trusts and estates and probate disputes; automotive dealerships; banking and lending relationships; consulting agreements; sports and entertainment arenas, sponsorships and stadium finance; advertising and marketing agreements; food and beverage; secured transactions and UCC claims; and corporate control/governance. Has served as the chair of numerous panels, as a party-appointed arbitrator and as the sole neutral.

Work History:

Murphy & King, P.C. , 1982-present

License:

Massachusetts and New York bars

Awards:

• Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2006-2018) • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Panels:

• Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators • Board of Directors, American Arbitration Association (Outstanding Director Award 2014) • Commercial and Large, Complex Case and CAS/Doping Panels of the American Arbitration Association • International Centre for Dispute Resolution Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators • London Court of International Arbitration • ICC International Court of Arbitration (North America) • Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland • Distinguished Panel of Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) • Panelist, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) • Top Rated Lawyer in ADR law from American Lawyer

Education:

Denison University, B.A., 1979; Syracuse University College of Law, J.D, 1982

Publications:

Panelist, Arbitrating Life Sciences Disputes, American Arbitration Association’s Arbitrating Domestic and International Life Science Disputes Conference (May 2019) Faculty, American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor: Meeting Participant Expectations (October 2018) Co-author, “Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes in the United States,” (Juris 2018) Panelist, Reassessing Commercial Arbitration in 2016: Making it Work for Business, New England Legal Foundation, (November 2016) Panelist, ABA Annual Meeting, Anatomy of ADR: Post-Disaster Resolution of Disputes (August 2014) Effective Management of Large Complex Cases in Arbitration, Corporate Disputes Magazine (Jan-Mar 2015) Co-author, "The U.S. Judicial Assistance Statute: A Powerful Tool in International Arbitration?" Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 69, No. 1 (Juris 2014) Co-author, "Practical Considerations in Selecting Arbitrators in Construction & Surety Cases," National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Pipeline Newsletter (Jan-Feb 2012) Co-author, "The Top 10 Ways to Make Arbitration Faster and More Cost Effective," AAA publication (2012)

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