Joseph B. Evans, J.D.

Joseph B. Evans, J.D., is a defense attorney who represents government officials and senior executives in high-profile white-collar criminal matters, regulatory matters, and commercial litigation.

Joseph B. Evans, J.D.

Blockchain’s Incumbent Patent War: a Rite of Passage

Are banks afraid of blockchain?  The answer really depends on who is being asked.  But some of the biggest names in banking are “quietly” being proactive by patenting some of the world’s most promising blockchain technologies.  Some of these patent holders and applicants — which include some of the largest financial institutions in the world

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Litigation Monitor

Changes to Expert Discovery May Place Communications With Non-Reporting Experts at Risk

Communications between non-reporting experts and attorneys are at risk of being subjected to discovery. Under United States v. Kovel and its progeny, the privilege covers experts that are retained “in confidence for the purpose of obtaining legal advice from the lawyer.” There are, however, carve-outs for testifying expert witnesses which require certain disclosures to the

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Litigation Monitor