Portland, Oregon – December 11, 2017. Megan Evans joined Ball Janik LLP’s Construction and Litigation practices in its Portland office. Ms. Evans represents clients in complex litigation involving many parties, difficult issues, and numerous documents. Specifically, she represents clients with claims relating to construction and design, construction defect, general construction disputes, and damage and delays. Evans is adept at utilizing electronic discovery document databases in relation to multi-party litigations featuring large document productions on behalf of clients and/or the other involved parties. Electronic discovery allows us to cost-effectively, quickly, and accurately identify relevant discovery and to respond to allegations not only with documents, but with potential witnesses too. She has broad experience in multi-party negotiations and knows when to be forceful and diplomatic. She focuses on cooperative solutions to solve and prevent problems prior to litigation or in mediating claims, but is always ready to take a case to trial when needed.
Before joining Ball Janik in 2017, Evans was a partner at another Portland firm with a practice focused in construction. She also spent more than two years as in-house counsel at Mentor Graphics Corporation. At Mentor Graphics, she gained extensive experience negotiating end-user software license and custom software service agreements. Evans has represented both licensors and licensees in negotiating and drafting master development and customization services agreements, statements of work (SOWs), and End User License Agreements (EULA). Further, she is well practiced in advising software developers regarding the application and use of open source software.
Evans is a member of the Technology Law and Corporate Counsel law sections of the Oregon State Bar.
Evans started her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Maurice K. Merten at the Lane County Circuit Court, where she observed many trials and gained knowledge of trial practice and procedure.