Evelien V. Verpeet

Evelien is an associate in the Life Sciences Health Industry Group.

Evelien's practice focuses on commercial litigation, products liability, and labor and employment. Since joining the firm, Evelien has represented an array of clients, including those in the pharmaceutical, welding, healthcare, and mortgage industries. Evelien's substantial contributions to the defense of products liability actions range from the initial stages of pleadings and discovery to motion practice and trial preparation. Evelien has served as the primary client contact for several international clients, overseeing discovery in more than 30 cases. In addition to her experience in discovery related matters, Evelien has prepared several cases for trial, drafting dozens of motions and other pleadings associated with her mass tort and commercial litigation disputes. She has also represented construction lenders in countless mechanics' lien and stop-notice actions.

In the labor and employment realm, Evelien has represented employers in single and multi-plaintiff cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Evelien has represented employers in both state and federal courts.

Evelien also has spent considerable time litigating pro bono matters relating to women's and refugee's rights.

In addition to her legal work, Evelien contributes to the firm's recruiting efforts. She is an active member of the firm's hiring committee and also serves as an associate mentor for new associates.

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Areas of Practice 1) Life Sciences Health Industry Group, 2) Commercial Litigation and Disputes, 3) Employment & Labor, 4) Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 5) Commercial Litigation and Disputes - United States, 6) Product Liability and 7) Drug & Medical Device Product Liability
Law School University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2005
Admitted Year 2005
Education University of California, Davis, B.A., 2000
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Reed Smith LLP
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