“Evan Tager is an accomplished appellate advocate and an influential legal-policy thought leader. WLF is honored that he has agreed to join the Board.”
—Constance Larcher, WLF President and CEO

(Washington, D.C.)—The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) and the Chairman of its Legal Policy Advisory Board, Jay B. Stephens, are pleased to announce that Evan M. Tager, a partner with the law firm Mayer Brown LLP, has joined WLF’s Board.

Evan is a member of Mayer Brown’s highly respected Supreme Court & Appellate and Class Actions practices. He has delivered over 50 appellate arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, state supreme courts, and federal and state courts of appeal. Notably, Evan has represented either a party or an amicus in every U.S. Supreme Court case involving punitive damages in the last two decades. In addition to shaping legal precedents on punitive damages, Evan has made a major impact on the enforceability of arbitration provisions in contracts.

In addition to his appellate acumen, Evan takes a strategic and analytical approach to shaping how legal decision makers and the public view the impact of laws and court rulings on free enterprise. He edits Mayer Brown’s Guideposts blog on punitive damages and serves as the WLF Legal Pulse’s Featured Expert Contributor on Judicial Gatekeeping of Expert Evidence. He has published extensively on punitive damages, class actions, and expert testimony. Evan was the lead author on WLF’s recently published Monograph, Admissibility of Expert Testimony: Manageable Guidance for Judicial Gatekeeping.

“We are honored that Evan has agreed to join our Advisory Board,” said WLF President and CEO Constance Larcher.  “He has brought numerous litigation opportunities to our attention, and has regularly answered the call when we’ve asked him to write a paper or blog post. Evan shares WLF’s conviction that legal victories for the cause of free enterprise can be achieved not only in court, but also through educating policy makers on the bench and in regulatory agencies.”

WLF’s Legal Policy Advisory Board includes over forty distinguished professionals from the government and the legal, academic, and public policy communities who serve on a volunteer basis. 

Celebrating its 43rd year, WLF is America’s premier public-interest law firm and policy center advocating for free-market principles, limited government, individual liberty, and the rule of law.