David L. Evans

David L. Evans

Attorney, Boston
617 226-3445

About David L. Evans

David Evans represents large public corporations, closely held companies and individuals in the resolution of complex business disputes.

He has served as a neutral arbitrator and mediator for more than 25 years, presiding over more than 400 cases throughout the United States and internationally, including disputes involving.

David is a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a member of a number of domestic and international arbitration panels, including the Commercial, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Large, Complex Case Panels of the American Arbitration Association, the AAA Master Mediator Panel, the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, the ICC International Court of Arbitration (North America), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Court of Arbitration for Art, and the London Court of International Arbitration.

David is a frequent lecturer on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and was selected as a top-rated ADR lawyer in by The American Lawyer. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association from 2014-2023, and was named its “Outstanding Director” in 2014. David was selected (by his peers) as a New England and Massachusetts Super Lawyer in every year since the award’s creation, and maintains an AV Preeminent peer rating (the highest ethical and competency rating available) from Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Engagements
  • Intellectual property: licensing disputes, trade secret misappropriation, infringement claims, royalty accountings
  • Healthcare and life sciences: licensing disputes, royalty accountings, joint development/collaboration agreements, FDA registration and approval, medical devices, payor/provider disputes
  • Sports and entertainment: endorsement contracts, sponsorships, publishing, licensing, performance rights, doping
  • Mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and asset sales
  • Supply and distribution agreements
  • Real estate developments, leasing and valuations
  • Insurance coverage
  • Governance (LLCs, LLPs, C Corps) disputes
  • Professional malpractice (legal, accounting, architecture)
  • Alternative energy (solar, wind, ethanol)
  • Automotive dealerships
  • Franchise law
  • Environmental law
  • Bankruptcy and creditor rights
  • Employment law: wrongful termination, severance agreements, wage and hour claims
Professional Involvement
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association (Director)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation (2006-2024)
Speaking Engagements
  • May 2019, Panelist, Arbitrating Life Sciences Disputes, American Arbitration Association’s Arbitrating Domestic and International Life Science Disputes Conference

Areas of Practice


  • Denison University B.A.
  • Syracuse University College of Law J.D., cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit