Evans III, Robert

Rob Evans

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Rob Evans is Co-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 Co-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)
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