Evan P.Singer


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For 20 years, Evan Singer has defended corporations and their directors and officers in civil, criminal, and regulatory disputes; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement actions; as well as securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions.

Evan has defended claims brought under federal and state securities laws, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley and fiduciary duty claims. He has successfully defended cases in federal and state courts, including the Delaware Chancery Court. Evan also has conducted and managed internal investigations for companies in industries such as oil and gas, engineering and construction (EPC), telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, retail, and financial services. Representative investigations have focused on issues such as accounting fraud, securities and financial fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), customs, and other regulatory matters. Evan has conducted investigations around the globe, but he has extensive experience in India.

He has represented corporations in arbitrations and before state attorneys general, and he has experience in bankruptcy-related matters, including examinations, and in defending False Claims Act (FCA) claims.

With a background in aviation, Evan has represented U.S. airlines and their employees in matters before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other regulatory agencies.

Evan serves as the pro bono partner for the Dallas Office and maintains an active pro bono practice. He currently serves on the boards of the Dallas Children's Theater and the North Texas Business Council for the Arts.

A long-time oenophile (wine connoisseur), Evan has obtained a WSET Level 2 certification with distinction.

Evan previously served as chair of the Securities Section of the Dallas Bar Association.


  • Multinational Fortune 500 company resolves SEC accounting issues investigation and obtains declination from DOJJones Day represented a multinational Fortune 500 company in a SEC and DOJ investigation regarding accounting issues related to multiple company projects in the U.S. and several countries around the world.
  • CFO defends allegations of wire and securities fraudJones Day acted as lead trial counsel for Cara Obert, CFO of United Development Funding, in a trial in the Northern District of Texas regarding wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy allegations.
  • Telecommunications company conducts internal investigation concerning whistleblower allegationsJones Day assisted a telecommunications company in conducting an internal investigation of whistleblower allegations of improper tone at the top by senior management related to financial disclosures.
  • 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.
    • January 11, 2024
      Protecting The Corporate Veil: A Guide for Corporate Counsel (Collin County Bar Association)
    • November 17, 2023
      SEC Enforcement Issues (The Center for Professional Education, Inc.)
    • November 17, 2023
      Best Practices For Dealing with Corporate Ethics and Compliance Risks (The Center for Professional Education, Inc.)
    • April 4, 2023
      Protecting the Corporate Veil: A Guide For Corporate Counsel (Dallas County Bar Association)
    • July 28, 2021
      Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations: Latest Developments for Corporate, Securities and White-Collar Attorneys
    • June 1, 2021
      SPACs -- Emerging Litigation & Regulatory Risks
    • October 8, 2020
      Latest Developments in Securities & Shareholder Litgation
    • February 25, 2020
      Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations -- Latest Developments for Corporate, Securities & White Collar Attorneys
    • 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