Kimberly Evans is senior counsel at Grant & Eisenhofer, focusing her practice on appraisal rights, corporate governance and complex securities litigation on behalf of institutional investor clients.
Ms. Evans is an experienced trial lawyer and leading member of the Firm’s appraisal rights practice and has litigated a number of complex matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery, including In re Dole Food Co. Stockholder Litigation and In re Dole Food Co. Appraisal Litigation, a stockholder class and appraisal litigation resulting in a damages award of $148 million, plus interest, following a nine-day trial. The Dole litigation represents one of the largest recoveries in a non-derivative action in the history of the Delaware Chancery Court.
Ms. Evans also successfully litigated the In re Appraisal of DFC Global Corp. action where she served as second chair on the trial team representing petitioners asserting the deal price of $9.50 did not reflect fair value. Following a three-day trial, Chancellor Bouchard awarded petitioners with a fair value determination of $10.30 per share, plus statutory interest.
Ms. Evans is also currently litigating In re ExamWorks Group, Inc. Stockholder Appraisal on behalf of petitioners asserting that the $35.05 deal price paid by Leonard Green Partners to acquire the Company did not reflect fair value. The ExamWorks case is scheduled for trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery in February 2018.
Ms. Evans also has played a significant role in a number of securities fraud class actions that have achieved substantial recoveries for classes of investors and on behalf of individual and institutional investors who have opted out of class actions to pursue individual suits.
Prior to joining Grant & Eisenhofer, Ms. Evans worked as an associate at a well-known Philadelphia-area law firm, where she gained extensive experience in the practice areas of securities, antitrust, and consumer protection class action litigation. She also previously worked as a paralegal in the Juvenile Division of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Evans is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association. Ms. Evans earned her J.D. from Temple University in 2007 and received a B.A. in chemistry and criminal justice from La Salle University in 2003.DOWNLOAD vCARD »