Polsinelli welcomes Brian F. McEvoy to the firm as a member of the Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal practice and will serve clients as a shareholder resident in the Atlanta office. McEvoy is a former federal prosecutor who will work on white collar criminal defense and health care fraud matters for Polsinelli clients. Joining McEvoy is colleague Taylor McNeill who will also serve clients on white collar criminal defense matters.
“Polsinelli’s highly respected health care team attracted me to the firm,” said McEvoy. “I look forward to collaborating with the health care and government investigations attorneys. I also am really drawn to and like Polsinelli’s approach to understanding a client’s business. I’m confident I can help grow the practice in the Southeast.”
McEvoy joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia in Savannah in 2004 and represented the government prosecuting criminal matters on a variety of white collar matters. Three years later, the Department of Health and Human Services honored him with the Inspector General’s Integrity Award for his work prosecuting health care fraud matters.
“The depth of experience Brian brings, as well as his approach to a superior standard of client service, will help expand our practice in the Southeast,” said Polsinelli Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal Practice Chair Edward Novak. “We look forward to adding Brian to our strong white collar team, which includes highly skilled attorneys in Chicago, Kansas City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.”
The addition of McEvoy expands Polsinelli’s Atlanta office, which currently includes labor and employment, litigation and real estate finance capabilities. He is the first attorney in Atlanta who is part of the firm’s national Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal practice.
“We are very pleased to welcome an attorney of Brian’s caliber with his extensive litigation experience in civil and criminal health care matters,” said Atlanta Office Managing Partner Nancy Rafuse. “We are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service and growing the office with the full service capabilities of the firm.”
“One year ago we opened an office in Atlanta and we are committed to growth in the region,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “Brian’s extensive experience in white collar crime and fraud, as well as background as a federal prosecutor, gives us a great opportunity to utilize his skills in Atlanta and nationally.”
McEvoy earned his law degree with honors from Georgia State University College of Law in 1997, and his B.A., cum laude, from Boston College in 1994. He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Health Care Law Section’s Executive Committee and the Co-Chair of the Southeast Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Committee on White Collar Crime. Additionally, McEvoy was selected for inclusion in Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite for 2014-2015 and Georgia Super Lawyers for 2015. In 2008, he was named the District’s Health Care Fraud Coordinator and started the District’s first health care fraud task force.
McEvoy joins Polsinelli during a period of exciting growth. The American Lawyer Magazine recognizes Polsinelli as the fastest growing U.S. law firm for the past six years. The firm opened its Atlanta office in 2014, after ushering a group of highly experience and well-known labor and employment and complex litigation attorneys led by Nancy Rafuse and William B. Hill, Jr.