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M. Evan Corcoran


Evan Corcoran is a former Assistant United States Attorney whose practice involves civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

For more than two decades, clients have turned to Mr. Corcoran to achieve successful results in complex business disputes and to navigate significant corporate investigations and government enforcement actions.


J.D., Georgetown Law, cum laude, 1991
Notes & Comments Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law

B.A., Princeton University, 1986

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice District of Columbia
US District Court for Maryland
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Professional History

Mr. Corcoran has successfully assisted corporate and individual clients facing a broad variety of legal matters throughout the United States. Some of his notable representations include:

  • Business Litigation – trial counsel for insurer in $4 billion insurance coverage case that followed the destruction of the World Trade Center.
  • Government Contract Litigation – represented Computer Sciences Corporation as it sought nine-figure recovery from its largest government customer over disputed services contract.
  • Internal Investigations – helped Booz Allen avoid federal debarment by conducting an independent investigation, working with government regulators, and serving as outside investigations counsel for a two-year period.
  • Highly Regulated Business – served as lead counsel for the Audit Committee of the largest US pharmaceutical care company and resolved all business and accounting questions in the context of multiple civil lawsuits and state and federal investigations.
  • Class Action Litigation – represented Verizon in defense of nine-figure consumer class action lawsuit in Hawaii, with the dismissal of all claims on summary judgment.
  • Antitrust – represented T-Mobile in the civil lawsuit accompanying the US DOJ action to enjoin its merger with AT&T. Also defended corporate officials in some of the largest US DOJ cartel investigations – the Air Cargo and LIBOR investigations – such that his clients were not charged.

Mr. Corcoran joined Silverman Thompson after serving as a Managing Director at the first large private equity fund in the United States to be traded publicly. Before that, he spent 15 years at a law firm based in Washington, DC. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Mr. Corcoran served for eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Government Service

1992 – 2000, US Attorney’s Office, Washington, DC. As an AUSA, Mr. Corcoran tried more than 30 jury trials, and presented 20 appellate oral arguments, and investigated scores of complex criminal matters. He spent one year detailed to the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, trying obstruction of justice, homicide, and conspiracy cases. For his work, he received special achievement awards, as well as commendations from head of the FBI, and the Attorney General of the United States.

1987 – 1992, US House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee, Washington, DC. As the assistant to the ranking member of a subcommittee, Mr. Corcoran participated in all aspects of the legislative, appropriations, and oversight processes.

  • Outstanding Achievement Award – presented by the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights for representation of disabled riders in landmark class action case involving the Washington Area Metro Transit Authority.
  • Environmental Award – presented by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, for representation in successful lawsuit to restore the Kennebec River watershed.
  • "Foreign Investment and Corporate Control in Japan," 22 Law & Policy Int’l Bus. 333 (1991).
  • "Terrorism in 19th Century Russia and Ireland," Princeton Thesis (1986).