Evan P.Singer

Partner

Dallas + 1.214.969.5021

For more than 15 years, Evan Singer has defended corporations and their directors and officers in complex commercial and securities law cases, as well as in government investigations. Evan has defended claims brought under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934, state securities laws, and breach of fiduciary duty claims, including claims arising out of mergers and acquisitions, in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including in Delaware. He also has represented directors and officers in litigation, arbitration, and before state attorneys general. He also has experience with bankruptcy examinations and has defended claims brought under the federal False Claims Act.

In addition to his litigation practice, Evan has defended corporate officers in DOJ and SEC investigations, and he has conducted internal investigations for companies across industries (including pharmaceuticals, retailers, and financial services) and around the globe (including in Mexico and throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa). He has extensive experience conducting investigations in India. Representative investigations have focused on issues such as channel stuffing, financial integrity, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), customs, and regulatory matters.

With a background in aviation, Evan has represented U.S. airlines and their employees in matters before FAA, DOT, and other regulatory agencies.

Evan currently serves as the pro bono coordinator for the Dallas Office.

He also currently serves as chair of the Securities Section of the Dallas Bar Association. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association.

Experience

  • NRCG obtains summary judgment on merger-related claims brought by preferred stockholder in Delaware Court of ChanceryJones Day obtained summary judgment on behalf of NRC Group Holdings Corp. and NRC Group Holdings LLC ("NRCG") on breach of contract and other claims asserted by a preferred stockholder in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Beneficient Company Group acquires shares in GWG Holdings, Inc.Jones Day advised The Beneficient Company Group, L.P. (BEN), a provider of liquidity products and services to the owners of alternative assets and illiquid investment funds, in its acquisition of shares in GWG Holdings, Inc. (GWG Holdings), a NASDAQ listed company that is a leading provider of liquidity to owners of life insurance in the secondary market, previously held by GWG Holdings’ founding stockholders, Jon R. Sabes and Steven F. Sabes.
  • CFO of real estate investment funds obtains settlement with SECJones Day represented a CFO of real estate investment funds and partnerships throughout the course of an extensive SEC investigation.
  • Nui Social and Mintage Mining defend against enforcement action relating to cryptocurrency mining productsJones Day is defending Nui Social and Mintage Mining in a Texas State Securities Board enforcement action related to cryptocurrency mining products.
  • Mexico-based pharmaceutical company conducts internal investigation into possible FCPA violationsJones Day represented a Mexico-based pharmaceutical company in an internal investigation into possible FCPA violations in Guatemala and Mexico.
  • Sempra Energy acquires indirect interest in Oncor Electric, valuing Oncor Electric at $18.8 billion in enterprise valueJones Day advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC in its $18.8 billion total enterprise value disposition of Oncor Electric Delivery Company ("Oncor") under which a newly formed subsidiary of Sempra Energy acquired 100 percent of the equity of reorganized Energy Future Holdings Corp. (“EFH”), and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, including EFH’s approximately 80 percent indirect interest in Oncor.
  • Lam Research acquires Coventor, Inc.Jones Day advised Lam Research Corporation in its acquisition of Coventor, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling solutions for semiconductor process technology, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Koch Ag & Energy Solutions sells 1,054 MW CCGT Plant in Odessa, Texas to Vistra EnergyJones Day advised Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of a 1,054 MW combined cycle, combustion turbine power plant located in Odessa, Texas, to a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, for $350 million in cash, plus a potential spark spread-based earnout.
  • Randstad acquires Monster for $429 millionJones Day advised Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), a leading human resources services provider, in the acquisition of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW).
  • PMFG Board of Directors defends three cases filed by shareholders of PMFG, Inc. related to PMFG's proposed merger with CECO EnvironmentalJones Day represents the Board of Directors of PMFG, Inc. in connection with litigation filed by shareholders of PMFG in Texas and Delaware, in which shareholders allege that the PMFG Board breached their fiduciary duties by agreeing to a proposed merger with CECO Environmental Corp. without securing sufficient consideration from CECO, pursuant to a flawed process that was tiled in favor of one particular group of shareholders, and have asked the shareholders to vote on the proposed transaction without providing sufficient disclosures.
  • Multinational pharmaceutical company conducts independent investigation of whistleblower allegations pursuant to contract audit rightsOn behalf of a privately-owned multinational pharmaceutical company, Jones Day conducted an independent investigation of alleged misconduct and possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations in Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.
  • Attachmate granted motion to dismiss in shareholder suit alleging violations of securities laws and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary dutyJones Day represented Attachmate, Inc. and Novell, Inc. in putative shareholder class actions filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, arising out of Attachmate's acquisition of Novell in a transaction valued at approximately $2.2 billion.
  • Holly Corporation defended against twelve shareholder lawsuits arising out of proposed $7 billion merger-of-equals with Frontier OilJones Day defended Holly Corporation against twelve shareholder lawsuits filed in state and federal courts in Texas and Wyoming arising out of Holly's proposed $7 billion merger-of-equals with Frontier Oil Corporation.
  • Potash Corporation successfully defends historic $43.1 billion hostile takeover bidFollowing an arduous three-month battle, Jones Day's client, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc., successfully repelled BHP Billiton's hostile $43.1 billion tender offer for all of PotashCorp's shares in November 2010.
  • Ocwen obtains dismissal with prejudice of all claims in malicious prosecution lawsuitIn 2009, Jones Day was retained to handle a case brought against Ocwen Financial Corporation ("Ocwen"), one of its subsidiaries and several of Ocwen's officers and directors relating to previous litigation filed by the Ocwen subsidiary against several businesses and individuals involved in an apartment complex in Arizona.
  • American Airlines secures alliance with Japan AirlinesJones Day represented American Airlines, Inc. before antitrust and regulatory agencies in Asia and the U.S. in a successful global effort to retain its multi-year joint business agreement with Japan Airlines, under which JAL will remain within the oneworld alliance.
  • Antiguan Liquidators engage in worldwide insolvency dispute against U.S. appointed Receiver for right to liquidate Stanford International BankJones Day is representing the Antiguan Liquidators in their continuing jurisdiction fight with the U.S. Receiver in the litigation brought by the SEC against Stanford International Bank, Allen Stanford, and other individuals and entities.
  • Forgent Networks files complaint and request for injunction causing dissident shareholder to file amended proxy materialsJones Day, representing Forgent Networks, filed a Complaint in the Western District of Texas after a dissident shareholder issued proxy materials nominating an opposing slate of directors to replace Forgent's board of directors.
  • EDS obtains summary judgment in false claims action suitJones Day represented National Heritage Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, in a whistleblower action brought under the False Claims Act accusing defendant of facilitating Medicaid fraud in Texas schools.
  • American Airlines and American Eagle contest proposed FAA penalties alleging violations of aircraft maintenance regulationsJones Day represented American Airlines, Inc. and its affiliate American Eagle in contesting $7.1 million in civil penalties proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for alleged violations of aircraft maintenance regulations.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • January 8, 2020
      Newest Developments in Delaware M&A Litigation
    • April 3, 2019
      PLI's Private Litigation in the Blockchain Era
    • November 6, 2018
      Hot Topics in Corporate Governance
    • May 23, 2018
      TROs and Injunctions: A Refresher for In-House and Outside Lawyers
    • September 13, 2017
      Representing the Client under the Common Interest or Joint Defense Privilege: How Attorneys Should Meet their Ethical Obligations, Celesq / Thomson West
    • June 28, 2017
      Recent Developments in M&A Litigation
    • May 19, 2017
      SEC Enforcement Initiatives, SEC Conference 2017: An Accounting and Reporting Update for Public Companies
    • May 2, 2017
      Conducting Effective Witness Interviews: A Guide to Understanding the Legal and Privilege Considerations and Practical Tips and Considerations
    • March 29, 2017
      Conducting Client and Third Party Witness Interviews
    • September 27, 2016
      Recent Amendments to the SEC's Rules of Practice for Administrative Proceedings
    • May 19, 2016
      Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: A Concise Overview of What Changed and How Courts are Interpreting the New Rules
    • March 30, 2016
      Recent Developments in Delaware M&A Litigation: Is the Disclosure-Only Settlement Dead?
    • January 12, 2016
      Disclosure to the Government: Navigating the Complex World of Privilege Waiver and Cooperation Credit
    • October 27, 2015
      Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations: Latest Developments for Corporate, Securities and White Collar Attorneys
    • April 24, 2015
      North Texas M&A Summit
    • December 15, 2014
      Protecting Clients from FCPA Violations in China
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