Areas of Practice
With more than 80 years of combined complex litigation experience, and hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for clients, the lawyers at Evangelista Worley LLC can help resolve your business disputes, maximize your recoveries, and provide thoughtful business advice as outside " in house" counsel.
Financial fraud can be broadly defined as an intentional act of deception involving financial transactions for purpose of personal gain. Fraud is a crime, and is also a civil law violation. Financial crimes may involve fraud (cheque fraud, credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, and others.
Our business litigation practice specializes in handling complex commercial disputes, representing leaders in diverse industry sectors, including many Fortune 100 companies, in connection with their most important litigation matters. We've handled many cases throughout the U.S.
Breach of Fiduciary Duties
A fiduciary duty is an obligation to act in the best interest of another party. For instance, a corporation's board member has a fiduciary duty to the shareholders, a trustee has a fiduciary duty to each of the trust's beneficiaries, a retirement plan fiduciary has a duty to the plan and plan participants
A contract case usually comes before a judge because one or both parties claim that the contract was breached. A breach of contract is a failure, without legal excuse, to perform any promise that forms all or part of the contract.
WAGE & HOURLY LITIGATION
Representation of businesses in the areas of wage and hour proceedings under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and under state statutes such as minimum wage laws, wage payment and collection laws.
A class action lawsuit is one in which a group of people with the same or similar injuries caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group. Other names for lawsuits brought by a number of people who suffered similar harm or losses are "mass tort litigation" and "multi-district litigation".
Whistleblowers / QUI TAM
Whistleblowers who expose fraud on the government by filing a qui tam action on behalf of the government under federal or state whistleblower statutes, as well as whistleblowers reporting securities fraud to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and tax fraud to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, may be entitled to a portion of the amount recovered on behalf of the government.
A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private/confidential information to an untrusted environment. Other terms for this phenomenon include unintentional information disclosure, data leak and also data spill. The latest Eqiufax breach can also be an example.