Biography

Kevin Evans is a nationally recognized civil and white-collar criminal defense trial attorney. He also handles internal corporate investigations arising out of actual or suspected wrongdoing.

In civil proceedings, Kevin has represented various top athletes who compete in a major international multi-sport event in disputes related to promotional issues, a Big Five accounting firm in an action instituted by an arm of the Chinese government and a trading company in an action brought by a Kazakhstan government entity relating to the purchase and sale of Kazakhstan oil. He has represented an Austrian businessman and various Austrian companies in connection with a suit alleging Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA) violations, various medical device manufacturers in qui tam actions arising from the submission of alleged false claims and a gas utility company in qui tam and related actions alleging underpayment of royalties for natural gas. Kevin also represents several professional sports teams.

In his white-collar criminal defense and regulatory practice, Kevin has represented the committee of a major international multi-sport event in connection with the grand jury investigation related to the awarding of the 2002 Winter Games to Salt Lake City, an oil field supervisor charged criminally with violations of the Clean Water Act, a physician charged criminally with violations of the Medicare/Medicaid anti-kickback statute, a chemical company in a Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and Clean Water Act grand jury investigation, an environmental laboratory in a grand jury investigation of potential reporting fraud, the former chief financial officer of a solar panel manufacturer in connection with a false statement investigation related to President Obama's green energy initiative, an environmental plant manager in an RCRA and Clean Water Act grand jury investigation, executives of a large telecommunications company and an investment company investigated regarding alleged securities law violations, a commodities broker charged criminally with trading violations on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a natural gas trader in connection with a grand jury investigation pertaining to the alleged reporting of false trades, a manager of a large aerospace company charged criminally with false claims violations in connection with the space shuttle program, a meat producer in a criminal false statements case arising from an e-coli outbreak, food distributors in grand jury investigations and criminal cases alleging transportation of adulterated meat and poultry products and various former municipal officials charged criminally with bribery and extortion.

Kevin has also conducted numerous internal investigations for clients in the United States and abroad. For example, Kevin conducted an investigation in Kabul, Afghanistan, in connection with FCPA and bribery allegations and received a declination. In connection with that matter, Kevin visited Afghanistan on two occasions to interview witnesses and conduct a forensic computer examination.

Personal Interests

Kevin holds black belts in Tae kwon do and Karate. He also is an avid scuba diver and has climbed nearly half of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, as well as Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law  (J.D., 1984)
    • Editor-in-chief Saint Louis University Law Journal
  • Saint Louis University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1981)

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow, 2014-present)

Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America®; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (2017-present) 
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers Ranked Lawyer (2008-present)
  • Included in Legal Media Group's "Expert Guide: The World's Leading Lawyers Chosen by Their Peers" White Collar Crime directory (2017-present)
  • Named one of the 15 most talented young trial attorneys in Chicago by the Illinois Legal Times (1996)
  • Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General in Illinois to investigate and pursue the state's largest road builder for fraud and false billings (1993-1996)
  • AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Background

Before joining Armstrong Teasdale, Kevin was a partner at Steese, Evans & Frankel P.C., which he co-founded. Prior to that, he was a partner at a large Washington, D.C.-based international law firm and a Chicago law firm.