Duke University, A.B., magna cum laude, 2008
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2012
Lynne E. Evans
practices in the area of litigation . Ms. Evans is a 2012 cum laude
graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a magna cum laude
graduate of Duke University.
Honors & Awards
•Part of the Duane Morris team awarded the first TD Bank U.S. Legal Champion Award
•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2012-present
Representative Matters: Won summary judgment for TD Bank in the Superior Court of New Jersey, in an action in which plaintiff alleged multimillion-dollar claims for breach of contract, implied covenant, and promissory estoppel over TD Bank's termination of a commercial lease, where Court found both factual and legal bases warranted dismissal with prejudice of all claims.; Obtained on behalf of the Graham Company, a commercial insurance broker, a settlement in which the company received $1.1 million and a consent injunction barring a former employee from soliciting clients and most prospects for two years.; Won dismissal for TD Bank of a commercial lease dispute in Bergen County, New Jersey Court which granted the extraordinary sanction of dismissal because of plaintiff's discovery violations.; Won dismissal in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey of claims of violations of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and negligence arising out of an account opened in similar name by former employee of plaintiff. Armenian Missionary Association of America, Inc. v. TD Bank, N.A. (D.N.J. 2015).; Represented physician in medical malpractice action, assisting in pretrial and trial preparation, including successful motion in limine to exclude plaintiff's expert from testifying for lack of qualifications under MCARE Act.; Won partial motion for summary judgment reducing recoverable damages by over $3 million, after which plaintiff voluntarily dismissed matter against insurance broker for claims based on program administration.; Represented former officer and director of publicly traded company in high-profile SEC investigation that resulted in the SEC issuing a no action letter to conclude its multi-year inquiry.; Prepared successful motion in limine that reduced recoverable damages by millions in medical malpractice matter, leading to prompt settlement that the client found favorable.; Serve as national litigation counsel to company specializing in document management systems and services in commercial contract disputes, frequently involving third party claims for indemnification.; Pro Bono; Represent pro bono client in application to obtain clemency pardon after client served 21 years in prison for conviction based solely on false confession.; Represented through trial prisoner in pro bono civil rights action alleging prison official was deliberately indifferent to the failure to provide necessary medical treatment and continued mistreatment.; Assisted in preparing amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which resulted in obtaining a precedential decision, affirming the dismissal of a RICO claim and establishing that property owners do not violate the Immigration and Naturalization Act by knowingly renting apartments to undocumented aliens. Delrio-Mocci v. Connolly Properties, Inc., 672 F.3d 241 (3d Cir. 2012).