James Evans focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, representing technology and life sciences companies of international prominence in a wide range of corporate matters. He has extensive experience in capital markets transactions and has represented issuers, underwriters and other parties in a variety of public and private offerings of both equity and debt securities, including some of the most high-profile technology public offerings in history. In the past three years, Jamie has led or co-led more than 15 public offerings that have raised over $24 billion of aggregate proceeds. In addition, Jamie regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions and related securities law issues and provides ongoing advice to both public and private companies on general corporate compliance, SEC reporting and governance issues.
Jamie is active in the Seattle and Silicon Valley business communities, regularly speaking on corporate finance topics, including initial public offerings, other corporate finance and capital formation issues and SEC regulation. Super Lawyers magazine named him a "Rising Star" in 2012. In 2014, Jamie was named among the top attorneys in the United States under the age of 40 by Law360.
Jamie began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he focused primarily on public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
Representative initial public offerings have included:
Representative other capital markets transactions have included: