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Evan Gibbs

Troutman Pepper


Evan is a Partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice. He is a practical, results-oriented attorney who partners with business clients to deal with their most critical corporate espionage matters. These matters typically involve the theft or unlawful retention of trade secrets and other confidential information by groups of, or individual former executives and employees. Additionally, these matters involve the enforcement of restrictive covenants such as noncompetes and nondisclosure agreements. Evan leverages his deep experience with digital forensics and his team of technical experts to ensure his clients’ matters are handled using the most cutting-edge forensic technology available. Evan has handled corporate espionage litigation and investigations in Georgia, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Evan also handles business-to-business disputes involving departing executives, including shareholder disagreements, defamation, and other business torts. Evan’s litigation experience includes multiplaintiff, and class and collective actions.

Clients also come to Evan to solve their most difficult employment law problems, both in an advice and counseling capacity, and for litigation. Evan handles matters implicating federal and state employment statutes in numerous jurisdictions before government agencies and state and federal courts. He also frequently advises businesses in the U.K. and Canada conducting business in the U.S. on these issues, as part of cross-border transactional matters and informal dispute resolution. Evan also works with business clients on a wide range of traditional labor issues.

Evan’s practice also encompasses litigating claims under the U.S. and state constitutions, including issues arising under the Contracts Clause and the First, Fourth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments, among others. Evan experience in this area includes oral argument and briefing on state and federal constitutional issues before the Georgia Supreme Court.


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Georgia Human Resources Manual


Free Speech in the COVID-19 Workplace, GA: What to Expect Under the New Administration, Trade Secret Theft and Protecting Sensitive Info