Neil Evans spearheads representation in our Portland office for individuals and businesses dealing with government investigations and compliance issues. He is also an experienced litigator in financial and health care matters. Neil represents clients confronting federal, state and local enforcement actions across diverse subject areas. Whether responding to demands for records or being the target of civil or criminal investigations, Neil has the experience to effectively communicate with the authorities and lead the client through the minefield of government scrutiny. READ MORE
For more than 30 years, Neil Evans served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the Oregon U.S. Attorney’s office. His eclectic legal practice focused on affirmative civil litigation and criminal prosecutions, including white collar prosecutions, health care compliance and fraud, environmental matters and recovery of federal program funds on behalf of all federal agencies.
While serving with the Department of Justice, Neil litigated and mediated a wide variety of federal claims, led civil and criminal investigations of government program and procurement fraud, and managed large-scale financial investigations. His diverse capabilities allowed him to work closely with all federal agencies and the State Attorney General’s office, providing sound legal advice regarding administrative, civil and criminal actions.
Since joining Lane Powell in mid-2018, Neil has represented national banks and financial advisor firms, regional health care entities and people from small farmers to minority shareholders in private disputes.
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon, Assistant U.S. Attorney (1990-2018)
Lewis & Clark Law School, Adjunct Professor, Environmental Prosecution (2009-2018)
City Attorney’s Office, Hood River, Oregon, Municipal Prosecutor (1999-2000)
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska, Assistant U.S. Attorney (1987-1990)
L’Arche Nehalem, Board of Directors (1998-2005)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation (2021)
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