Genevieve Evarts

Contact

415.625.1067
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Education
J.D. — University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2003
B.A. — Duke University, 1998

Genevieve Evarts is of counsel to the firm.  Her practice focuses on employment litigation, preventative counseling, traditional labor law and complex commercial litigation.

Genevieve represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law, including in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, wrongful termination, whistleblower, and other employee claims. She has experience litigating employment matters in state and federal court, as well as handling employee claims before state and federal administrative agencies. Genevieve’s traditional labor law experience includes representing employers in labor arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements and participating in unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. She also provides pre-litigation counseling and advice to clients on employment-related issues, including vacation policies, family and medical leaves, and wage and hour issues. Genevieve reviews employer policies and handbooks to ensure legal compliance, and conducts training presentations for clients on sexual harassment prevention, new legal developments, and other timely employment issues.

In her commercial litigation practice, Genevieve has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including matters involving business tort, unfair competition, environmental cost recovery, and insurance coverage claims. She has substantial experience representing clients in all phases of the litigation process in state and federal court, including taking and defending depositions, conducting all aspects of motion practice including oral argument, mediating disputes, and managing large-scale e-discovery efforts.

In 2003, Genevieve received her J.D. (cum laude) from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Executive Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. Genevieve served as an extern law clerk for Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies (cum laude) from Duke University in 1998. Genevieve is a member of the California Bar.

Genevieve currently serves on the Fair Play For Girls In Sports Advisory Council.  Fair Play is a project of the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco and is dedicated to promoting equality in athletics for girls in California through federal (Title IX) and state (CA AB 2404) law.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Litigation
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    Litigation

    [/av_textblock] [/av_three_fourth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] Our litigation attorneys have extensive trial and appellate experience representing corporate clients and individuals in a wide array of complex commercial disputes, including issues of securities law, breach of contract, bankruptcy, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, construction, employment, intellectual property, partnership disputes and trust disputes. Central to our litigation philosophy is the recognition that the objectives of our clients vary from case to case, and that our success turns on our ability to dynamically and individually tailor our approach to meet each client’s unique objectives. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock ] Regardless of the client’s specific goals, we believe that obtaining counsel with significant trial experience is essential, insofar as a credible threat of effective trial advocacy assists in achieving objectives as diverse as obtaining a pre-litigation settlement to positioning the case for successful dispositive motion practice to, of course, obtaining a judgment after trial. Each of our litigation partners has extensive trial experience and our attorneys have served as counsel of record in trials, evidentiary hearings, and arbitrations throughout the country. We frequently represent both defendants and corporate plaintiffs, and we believe that our experience in both prosecuting and defending against civil suits enhances our ability to anticipate the strategies of opposing parties, and our overall effectiveness in serving our clients. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_one_fifth] [av_textblock] Areas Of Focus [/av_textblock] [av_textblock] [/av_textblock] [/av_one_fifth] [/av_section] [av_section color='main_color' custom_bg='' src='' position='top left' repeat='no-repeat' attach='scroll' padding='default' shadow='no-shadow' id='practice-bottom-bar'] [av_two_fifth first] [av_image src='http://folgerlevin.503i.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/MOMA.gif' align='' animation='no-animation' link=''] [/av_two_fifth][av_three_fifth] [av_image src='' align='center' animation='no-animation' link=''] [av_textblock ]
    "In my experience, Folger Levin is a firm of the highest integrity and caliber. The lawyers there form strong and lasting relationships with and deliver outstanding results for their clients." 
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  • Labor & Employment
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    Labor & Employment

    [/av_textblock] [/av_one_full][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] With expertise and experience in all areas of labor and employment law, Folger Levin offers comprehensive services to meet the legal needs of employers. Our practice embraces employment litigation, preventive counseling, traditional labor law, and employment-related business issues. As litigators, our attorneys have successfully defended Title VII, wage and hour, ERISA and WARN Act class actions as well as discrimination lawsuits, wrongful termination claims, and claims involving the use of intellectual property and trade secrets by former employees. We have also handled hundreds of charges filed with state, federal and municipal agencies. Recognizing that our clients are often best served by avoiding litigation altogether, we advise clients on a preventive basis, providing strategic counseling on employment issues and laws, reviewing personnel policies and employee handbooks, conducting seminars and legal audits, planning for reductions in force and layoffs (including WARN compliance), and advising clients on the enforceability of non-competition and nondisclosure agreements. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] We are experts in traditional labor law. We assist employers in all aspects of traditional labor-management issues, including union organizing campaigns, contract negotiations, strike planning, grievances and arbitrations, union decertification petitions, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Teaming with our business attorneys, we counsel clients on employment-related business issues, including preparing and negotiating employment and independent contractor agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employee confidentiality agreements, executive compensation agreements, and stock option and related plans. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_one_fifth] [av_textblock] Areas Of Focus [/av_textblock] [av_textblock]
    • State and Federal Court Litigation
    • Administrative Proceedings
    • Arbitrations
    • Collective Bargaining Negotiations
    • Preventive Counseling
    • Internal Investigations and Audits
    • Seminars and Training
    • Employment Agreements
    • Business Transactions
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    "We have looked to Folger Levin attorneys for over 25 years for the highest-quality labor and employment expertise."
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