Rob Evans




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

*Admitted to practice in New York only

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Former Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Corporate Finance
  • Former Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation (2021)
  • 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

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