McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Joseph (Joe) B. Evans represents clients in white-collar criminal and regulatory matters and commercial litigation. Joe also provides legal counsel on blockchain and virtual currency related matters.
Joe represents government officials and senior executives in some of the nation’s most high-profile government investigations and criminal jury trials. These representations involve nuanced areas of public corruption related laws, IEEPA and other sanctions programs, and securities law. Joe also represents public figures and senior executives in a variety of New York State felony and misdemeanor matters. He defends investigations from regulatory and criminal enforcement agencies including the Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service and local prosecutor’s offices.
Joe represents clients in complex litigation matters in state and federal courts, including securities and commodities class actions and appeals. He also represents mass tort defendants in appeals. Joe has also litigated Title IX cases relating to college campus assault.
Since 2013, Joe has been counseling companies and individuals on blockchain and virtual currency related legal matters, spanning from government investigations to initial token sales. He also regularly publishes articles on FinTech matters. Joe specializes in banking regulations and money transmitter laws relating to blockchain and virtual currency businesses.
Joe is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.