Evan Brewer

Senior Associate

Silicon Valley


Read full biography at www.orrick.com

As an IP attorney, Evan helps technology companies solve problems without clear solutions—problems that demand close examination and imaginative strategy.

Drawing on his education background in aeronautical engineering, computer science, economics, and international relations, Evan can translate the complex and constantly-evolving business realities of today’s technology companies into cohesive and powerful legal arguments. In his practice, Evan guides cutting-edge U.S. and European technology companies through patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, and counsels companies on emerging cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Evan’s clients specialize in machine learning, autonomous driving, integrated circuits, consumer electronics, e-commerce, and medical device technology.

In his pro bono practice, Evan represents domestic violence survivors and counsels an international NGO on environmental law issues.

Before joining Orrick, Evan clerked for Judge Ronald M. Whyte at the Northern District of California.

Evan graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he also served as Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Science and Technology Law Review. While in law school, he was an extern for Judge Lucy H. Koh at the Northern District of California.

Outside of work, Evan enjoys competitive ski racing and endurance cycling.

Posts by: Evan Brewer

Cryptocurrencies and Online Promotions: Legitimate Activities or Fraudulent Schemes?

The Internet is a double-edged sword, presenting business opportunities undreamed of 20 years ago – and the potential for fraudulent practices on a scale previously unimagined: Ponzi, pyramid and illegal “multi-level marketing” (MLM) schemes that use the reach of the Internet to victimize tens of thousands of people. Where do cryptocurrencies and efforts to market them fit into this mix of legitimate and fraudulent activities? Help comes to us from the FTC’s recent (January 2018) guidelines on the lawfulness of MLMs, which can be extrapolated to cryptocurrencies and their marketing.

Learn more from this recent IP Landscape post.