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Meriwether T. Evans
Meriwether T. Evans
Professional Support Attorney — Commercial & Business Litigation
Professional Support Attorney — Commercial & Business Litigation

Meriwether T. Evans

Meriwether T. Evans
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Meriwether T. Evans

Experience Highlights

  • Acted as lead associate on a team representing a consumer retail company in section 10b-5 class action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Texas, related derivative actions and concurrent SEC investigation; assisted in drafting successful Rule 23(f) petition for permission to appeal the court’s ruling on certification of the class; the class action settled while appeal was pending

  • Secured reversal of an injunction issued by the Delaware Court of Chancery against an oilfield services company and its directors in a fiduciary duty lawsuit; the Court of Chancery subsequently granted defendants’ motion to dismiss and denied plaintiff’s motion for fees, and the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal. C&J Energy Services, Inc. v. City of Miami Retirement Trust, 107 A.3d 1049 (Del. 2014), on remand, 2016 WL 4464274 (Del. Ch. Aug. 24, 2016), aff’d,158 A.3d 885 (Del. 2017)

  • Obtained dismissal of securities fraud claims arising after a sudden drop in a company’s stock price in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal. Anderson v. StoneMor Partners, L.P., 296 F. Supp. 3d 693 (E.D. Pa. 2017), aff’d, 927 F.3d 710 (3d Cir. 2019)

  • Obtained dismissal of securities fraud class-action filed challenging a pipeline company’s disclosures regarding its operations and maintenance efforts in the Southern District of Texas; the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal. In re Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Sec. Litig., 307 F.Supp.3d 583 (S.D. Tex. 2018), aff’d, 777 Fed. Appx. 726 (5th Cir. 2019)

  • (E.D. Pa.) – In advance of summary judgment, obtained favorable settlement of securities fraud claims challenging exploration and production company’s disclosures in merger proxy statement

  • Defended a foreign monetary authority in a federal lawsuit relating to the R. Allen Stanford $8 Billion Ponzi scheme

  • Part of a team that defended a midstream energy company in a dispute arising out of the sale of the company’s pipeline and gas plant assets in the Marcellus shale; defended claims that the company breached warranties in the purchase and sale agreement

  • Part of a team that obtained favorable settlement on behalf of publicly traded frac sand producer and supplier and its directors and officers in federal securities class action lawsuit alleging violations of Section 10b-5 of the Securities Exchange Act and Section 11 of the Securities Act arising from initial public offering; obtained dismissal in related derivative litigation in Texas state court

  • Represented individuals in seeking guardianship of the person over their incapacitated children

  • Represented individuals seeking asylum in the United States from Rwanda and the Maldives

Credentials

  • University of North Carolina Law School, J.D. with honors, 2013 (James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society; Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award; Holderness Moot Court Invitational Team)
  • Emory University, M.A., English Literature, 2005
  • Emory University, B.A., English Literature and Anthropology summa cum laude, 2005 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Texas