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October 9, 2017
Polsinelli Elevates Brian McEvoy to Managing Partner in Atlanta

Noted former federal prosecutor Brian McEvoy is the new managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office. He will replace Nancy E. Rafuse, who has been named chair of the new Polsinelli Labor & Employment Department. 

Rafuse has held the position since her well-known Atlanta law firm Rafuse, Hill & Hodges joined Polsinelli in 2014. Under Rafuse leadership, Polsinelli has experienced tremendous growth of the office, and has increased local and national clients in areas of labor and employment, health care, real estate, and white collar and internal investigations.  

McEvoy focuses his practice as a white collar defense litigator handling health care fraud cases and other federal economic criminal matters. As a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia, he received special commendation from the Department of Health and Human Services by receiving the Inspector General’s Integrity Award for his work prosecuting health care fraud matters. Due to his extensive experience litigating civil and criminal health care matters, he is uniquely situated to represent physicians, physician practice groups and other health care providers in almost any type of proceeding. 

“Polsinelli’s growth in Atlanta has been exciting to watch, and I am honored to work with our talented and widely respected lawyers to serve our clients and continue the firm’s strategic growth in Georgia,” McEvoy said. “Polsinelli will continue to evolve and innovate to provide outstanding legal service throughout the city, state and region.”

Rafuse’s promotion to chair of the new Labor & Employment Department at Polsinelli will enable her to continue her impressive work with some of the nation’s top companies, serving as lead trial counsel in all areas of employment litigation. Named one of the top litigators in the country, Rafuse has defended cases filed under the anti-discrimination statues, such as Title VI and VIII of the Civil Rights Action, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act, among others. She has cemented her place among the nation’s elite litigators, by leading some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history. 

“One of the reasons I was attracted to Polsinelli was the firm’s national reputation in labor and employment law and litigation, and it will be exciting to grow the firm’s deep trial experience and our history of not being afraid to try tough cases,” Rafuse said. “Brian is a widely respected attorney within our firm and in the Atlanta community, and is well positioned to guide the office’s continued growth and support the firm’s overall strategy and plans for the future.”

McEvoy joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in 2015. He received his law degree with honors from Georgia State University College of Law, and his B.A., cum laude, from Boston College. He has served as 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.   

For more information, contact Carrie Trent at ctrent@polsinelli.com.