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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Employee Mobility
  • Noncompetes & Trade Secrets
  • E-Discovery & Records Management
  • Retail & Consumer Products
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.432.6016
Fax: 415-432-6001
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name (e.g.,
University University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
Law SchoolNew York University, J.D.
AdmittedCalifornia; Florida; New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of California; United States District Court for the Central District of California; United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; United States District Court for the Northern District of California; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section and ABA Advisory Panel
•Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
•Past Senior Article Editor, Annual Survey of American Law


Evan's complex litigation practice is focused on technology-related litigation and class actions involving intellectual property, commercial contract disputes, along with insurance, trade secret, unfair competition, and other Internet-related litigation.

Evan has spent more than a decade defending putative class actions in California and elsewhere, including consumer products, false advertising, and other product liability claims. The majority of these lawsuits involved claims under California's Unfair Competition Law, California's False Advertising Act, and California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act. He also has extensive experience in insurance coverage and contribution actions.

Recognitions & Awards

Northern California Super Lawyers (2014)
Northern California Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2009 - 2012)
•Featured in a front-page article of The Recorder in 2009 concerning a successful motion to deny class certification in a nationwide consumer products class action in federal court alleging false advertising and unfair competition (17200 and other state analogues)
•Benjamin Franklin Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
•Phi Beta Kappa


•Co-author, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Bows to U.S. Supreme Court on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Alert (08.06.2013)
• Co-author, Recent Class Arbitration Decisions by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and U.S. Supreme Court in Conflict, Class Action Alert (07.02.2013)
• Co-author, Delta Finds Reprieve in State Court, but Not Everyone Will Get to Fly the Friendly Skies, Privacy & Security Alert (06.03.2013)
• A Setback for Apple in Privacy MDL, Law360 (03.15.2013)
• Co-author, Ninth Circuit Clarifies Extraterritorial Reach of California Antitrust Laws, Antitrust Alert (02.25.2013)
• Co-author, Aryeh V. Canon: Impact on Calif.'s Unfair Competition Law, Law360 (02.15.2013)
• Co-author, California Supreme Court Gives California's Unfair Competition Law More Coverage, Litigation Alert (02.11.2013)


•Mintz Levin's Evan Nadel to Speak at Bridgeport Class Action and Litigation Conference, (08.13.2013)
• quoted in Big Retailers May Regret Moving Tracking Suits to Federal Court, Law360 (04.03.2013)
• Featured in Mintz Levin Adds New Office Head, Class Action Atty in SF, Law360 (10.15.2012)
• Mintz Levin Names Paul Churchill to Head Growing San Francisco Office, (10.15.2012)
• Featured in Mintz Levin Tries New Recipe in the Bay Area, The Recorder (10.15.2012)

Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, State of the Law - Procedural Update, 2013 Class Action Litigation & Management Conference, Bridgeport Continuing Education, San Francisco, CA (08.22.2013)
• Speaker, Standing, Damages & California's Unfair Competition Law, Privacy Litigation & Management: Strategies for Protection & Litigation, Bridgeport Continuing Education, San Francisco, CA (12.06.2012)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Class Actions & Product Liability: Conceived, briefed, and argued winning pre-emptive motion to deny class certification in putative nationwide class action against one of the world's largest retailers for products labeled Made in USA but allegedly containing imported components. Claims were made under the false advertising and unfair competition laws of all 50 states (including section 17200 and the CLRA). The district court granted our motion denying class certification before any discovery occurred, and the Ninth Circuit rejected the plaintiff's request for interlocutory review under Rule 23.; Defeated class certification in federal court action in California alleging false and misleading marketing based on fraud, unfair competition (17200), and warranty theories. Action was pending less than nine months when the court rejected class certification.; Successfully defended a national consumer products manufacturer in a series of three coordinated unfair competition and false advertising class actions in California - In re Tobacco II - seeking billions of dollars and injunctive relief (based primarily on 17200). Secured effective victory in one case through class decertification and in the other two through successful summary judgment motions.; Represented top US title insurer in a putative class action in a coordinated federal court case alleging antitrust, unfair competition (17200), and unfair competition claims. Eliminated antitrust claims on motion to dismiss, and succeeded in compelling individual (non-class) arbitration on remaining claims based on recent Supreme Court precedent.; Defended a medical records imaging company in a putative class action in Florida alleging violation of Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act based on alleged noncompliance with statute governing permissible copy charges.; Defending a national financial institution and its federal savings bank subsidiary in putative class action in federal court by borrowers whose vehicles were repossessed alleging violation of California's Rees-Levering Act (concerning required content of notices of repossession and deficiencies on auto loans) as a predicate for unfair competition (17200) claims.; Represented a major US sporting goods retailer in unfair competition (17200) and related claims in California concerning alleged pricing discrepancies.; Won on summary judgment in product liability and negligence action filed by Republic of Marshall Islands in that country against consumer products company.

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California Supreme Court Upholds Employment Class Action Waivers, but Rejects Waivers of PAGA Claims
Michael S. Arnold,Evan Nadel,Jennifer B. Rubin,Dominique Windberg, July 4, 2014
The California Supreme Court issued an important decision last week on the enforceability of employment class action waivers included in arbitration agreements. The result: private parties can contract for the waiver of the right to pursue a class action in any forum. The California Supreme Court...
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44 Montgomery Street, 36th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94104


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