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.