Evans III, Robert

Rob Evans

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Rob Evans is Chair of the Firm's Capital Markets Group and has extensive experience advising companies and investment banks on complex transactions, public and private offerings of securities.

Rob's experience includes:

  • Advising on complex transactions, including interpretation of SEC rules and rulemaking, corporate law and board of directors duties
  • Public and private offerings of equity and convertible securities
  • Liability management transactions and developing new corporate finance products
  • Investment grade debt and high-yield debt offerings
  • SEC and general corporate advice

Rob Evans is Chair of the Firm's Capital Markets Group and has extensive experience advising companies and investment banks on complex transactions, public and private offerings of securities.

Rob's experience includes:

  • Advising on complex transactions, including interpretation of SEC rules and rulemaking, corporate law and board of directors duties
  • Public and private offerings of equity and convertible securities
  • Liability management transactions and developing new corporate finance products
  • Investment grade debt and high-yield debt offerings
  • SEC and general corporate advice

Additional Publications and Presentations 

  • Editor, Ethics Corner Column, Business Law Today (2013-2017)
  • Redemption Provisions in Investment Grade Corporate Debt Securities, Practising Law Institute, September 2014
  • Reducing the burden of disclosure for public biotech companies (with Mark Kessel) – Nature Biotechnology 32, 419-420, May 8, 2014
  • Navigating the On-Ramp and Beyond: Emerging Growth Companies Under the JOBS Act Insights – The Corporate and Securities Law Advisor, Vol 26, June 2012
  • Practising Law Institute – regular panelist on Securities Regulation (2-3 times per year typically)
  • Practising Law Institute and New York State Bar Association seminars on Legal Ethics
  • SIFMA Annual Compliance and Legal Seminar – Panelist on Compliance Issues in Investment Banking
  • American Bar Association – Business Law Section – Annual Meeting September 2015 – Current Issues Impacting Indenture Trustees – Panelist
  • Working Group on Legal Opinions – Led Panel on Opinions in Securities Offerings (twice), taught at Bootcamp for Opinion Committee members
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1985
  • A.B., cum laude, Harvard College, 1982
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, American Law Institute
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Working Group on Legal Opinions (WGLO)
    • Member, TriBar Opinion Committee
    • Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    • Adjunct Faculty, Penn Law, Teaching Legal Ethics for Corporate and Securities Lawyers
    • Member, Law360 Capital Markets Editorial Advisory Board
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation (2022-2023)
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Former Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Corporation Finance
    • Former Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP