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Phone: (617) 423-0400

One Beacon St., 21st Floor

Boston, MA 02108

David Evans



Current Employer:

Murphy & King, P.C.

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Appellate ✔ Arts (Fine, Performing)
✔ Automotive ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Biotech ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Construction ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Copyrights ✔ Employment
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Entertainment
✔ Environmental ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Franchise
✔ Health Care ✔ Industrial
✔ Insurance ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ International ✔ Internet
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Landlord/Tenant
✔ Legal Malpractice ✔ Licensing
✔ Mergers & Acquisitions ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Partnerships ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Professional Fees ✔ Professional Liability
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence
✔ Real Estate ✔ Securities
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Software
✔ Sports ✔ Technology
✔ Telecommunications ✔ Torts
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes
✔ Trusts/Estates


As a neutral, has presided over more than 350 cases of all sizes throughout the United States and internationally, including cases respecting: entertainment and sports law including endorsement, sponsorship and publishing contract; M&A and divestitures of assets; intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation; licensing disputes; television, movies and theatrical productions; music licensing, royalties and distribution; computer systems and software development and licensing; corporate finance; business valuations; leveraged buy-outs; closely-held businesses; securities; distribution and supply agreements; real estate appraisals, developments, and partnerships; construction law; telecom laws and regulations; private investment firms, venture capital and hedge funds; products liability; toxic torts; medical devices and equipment; biotech and pharmaceuticals; commercial leases; fiduciary duties; royalties and accountings; shareholder derivative claims; joint ventures; defense contracts; employment claims including wrongful termination and discrimination; power generating plants; insurance and re-insurance coverage (D&O, P&C, E&O, fidelity bonds, primary/excess, environmental, loss allocation, claims management, business interruption) and agency/broker disputes; oil and gas leases, equipment and valuations; energy law including alternative energy (wind, solar, biomass, ethanol); franchise and dealership law, including automotive dealerships; maritime disputes; structured finance; bankruptcy and creditor rights; equipment leases; inheritance, trusts and estates and probate disputes; automotive dealerships; banking and lending relationships; consulting agreements; sports and entertainment arenas, sponsorships and stadium finance; advertising and marketing agreements; food and beverage; secured transactions and UCC claims; and corporate control/governance. Has served as the chair of numerous panels, as a party-appointed arbitrator and as the sole neutral.

Work History:

Murphy & King, P.C. , 1982-present


Massachusetts and New York bars


• Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2006-2020) • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell


• Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators • Board of Directors, American Arbitration Association (Outstanding Director Award 2014) • Commercial and Large, Complex Case and CAS/Doping Panels of the American Arbitration Association • International Centre for Dispute Resolution Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators • London Court of International Arbitration • ICC International Court of Arbitration (North America) • Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland • Distinguished Panel of Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) • Panelist, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) • Top Rated Lawyer in ADR law from American Lawyer


Denison University, B.A., 1979; Syracuse University College of Law, J.D, 1982


Panelist, Arbitrating Life Sciences Disputes, American Arbitration Association’s Arbitrating Domestic and International Life Science Disputes Conference (May 2019) Faculty, American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor: Meeting Participant Expectations (October 2018) Co-author, “Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes in the United States,” (Juris 2018) Panelist, Reassessing Commercial Arbitration in 2016: Making it Work for Business, New England Legal Foundation, (November 2016) Panelist, ABA Annual Meeting, Anatomy of ADR: Post-Disaster Resolution of Disputes (August 2014) Effective Management of Large Complex Cases in Arbitration, Corporate Disputes Magazine (Jan-Mar 2015) Co-author, "The U.S. Judicial Assistance Statute: A Powerful Tool in International Arbitration?" Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 69, No. 1 (Juris 2014) Co-author, "Practical Considerations in Selecting Arbitrators in Construction & Surety Cases," National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Pipeline Newsletter (Jan-Feb 2012) Co-author, "The Top 10 Ways to Make Arbitration Faster and More Cost Effective," AAA publication (2012)

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