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Joseph B. Evans focuses his practice on white-collar and regulatory representation, commercial litigation and criminal defense.

Joe has represented high-profile government officials, senior executives, traders, public figures and auto-manufacturing, technology, and food and beverage companies in connection with various actions and investigations brought on by the Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Offices, local prosecutor’s offices, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. This includes defending white-collar charges at trial to verdict. Joe has also prosecuted and defended complex commercial cases in State and Federal courts including securities and commodities class actions and appeals. Read Joseph B. Evans' full bio. 

On April 9, 2018, the New York State Supreme Court granted Starbucks’ motion to dismiss claims that it had failed to collect more than $10 million of sales tax at its New York stores. Lawyers from McDermott’s State and Local Tax (SALT) group and its White Collar and Securities Defense team handled the matter.