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Theodore J. McEvoy is of counsel in the Litigation Practice of the firm's New Jersey office. Ted is experienced in various litigation and arbitration matters including class action, regulatory investigations, commercial contract disputes and arbitration matters for Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies.

Concentrations

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Asbestos-related bankruptcy
  • Securities class actions
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Capabilities

Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of all race discrimination claims in 2020 in the Southern District of New York on behalf of large luxury retail client. The Second Circuit affirmed summary judgment on behalf of GT’s client in a May 2021 ruling. The former employee’s request for en banc review by the Second Circuit was also denied and GT’s client was awarded the costs of appeal. In January 2022, GT defeated the former employee’s request for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Obtained preliminary injunction in breach of restrictive covenant litigation and defended appeal of order in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Overturned adverse decision against international client in the New Jersey Court of Appeals regarding contractual duty to arbitrate.
  • Represented national retailers and credit-card issuers in connection with various class action matters.
  • Represented national insurer in coverage dispute with insured, in which the insured and asbestos personal injury plaintiffs sought approximately $2 billion in coverage for alleged asbestos personal injury claims.°
  • Represented satellite radio provider in connection with shareholder class action litigation in which plaintiffs sought approximately $50 million in damages.
  • Represented internet advertiser in connection with action by competitor seeking temporary and permanent injunctive relief and unspecified damages.°
  • Represented private equity firm in connection with shareholder litigation and application to enjoin shareholder vote on going private transaction.°
  • Represented investment bank in connection with litigation arising from initial public offering.°
  • Litigated fee application on behalf of financial advisor in bankruptcy court.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. McEvoy prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Benchmark Litigation’s “New Jersey Law Firm of the Year,” Shortlisted, 2022
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year – New Jersey,” Finalist, 2019 
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal's "Class Action Litigation Department of the Year," 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal’s "General Litigation Department of the Year" award, 2013
  • Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
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Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 1999
  • B.A., English Literature, State University of New York at Albany, 1992
Clerkships
  • Legal Clerk, Hon. Henry B. Pitman, United States Magistrate Judge
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey