CO-CHAIR, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUP
Evan Lechtman is a partner in Blank Rome’s commercial litigation practice group and co-chair of its Class Action Defense Team. Evan serves as a trusted adviser to clients in a wide array of industries including: financial services, real estate, software and technology, manufacturing, retail and sports. His proactive advice helps companies and their executives propel revenue, while avoiding unnecessary legal risk and financial harm. His strengths are in supporting his client’s business objectives, managing legal and regulatory risk, and advising company leaders on litigation avoidance strategies.
Evan routinely represents public and private clients in class actions concerning deceptive trade practices/consumer protection, securities fraud, and RICO in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Evan has represented corporations, officers, directors, audit and special committees of boards of directors, and financial institutions and advisers in all aspects of securities and shareholder litigation, as well as SEC enforcement investigations and proceedings. He has significant experience in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), as well as other self-regulatory organizations. Evan also represents real estate firms in litigation concerning their development, use and management of commercial real estate.
Evan frequently counsels clients on how to preemptively minimize the litigation risks associated with data privacy and cybersecurity incidents, and he also represents clients in investigations and litigation arising out of cybersecurity events.
Evan is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Evan has been recognized as a “Rising Star” among Pennsylvania Lawyers. He is a frequent speaker at legal and industry seminars concerning developments in cybersecurity/data privacy and class actions.
Outside the Firm
Outside the office, Evan regularly volunteers his time coaching youth sports for his two sons.