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J. Evans Rice, III

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Rice J Evans

J. Evans Rice, III
Rice J Evans
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Evans Rice defends companies and their executives against government enforcement actions, minimizing the impact to their business and reputation. His practice centers on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and corporate compliance.

Evans' criminal enforcement experience includes defending against allegations of fraud, corruption, collusion, money laundering, sanctions violations, and environmental crimes. Many of the matters he handles are multijurisdictional, requiring careful analysis of privacy and data protection laws, as well as coordination among various state regulators. Evans also has significant experience in congressional investigations and previously served as counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Evans was a federal prosecutor at both the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. In 2007 he received the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Superior Performance in securing multiple trial victories in official misconduct cases.

Following law school, Evans clerked for the Honorable Samuel G. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Representative experience

Advising a global telecom under the largest ever export controls and trade sanctions settlement agreement with DOJ, OFAC, and the Department of Commerce. Secured lifting of Denial Order imposed by DOC.

Counsel to the world's leading business information company in an FCPA investigation in China and voluntary disclosure to the SEC and DOJ.

Represented Singaporean company in DOJ sanctions investigation of alleged business transactions with North Korea.

Counsel to a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a DOJ and SEC investigation of alleged bribe payments in Mexico.

Conducted internal investigation for a major pharmaceutical company of allegedly corrupt payments to a customs broker in Mexico.

Counsel to Big Four Accounting Firm in an FCPA investigation in South Africa, Brazil, and the UAE.

Counsel to a Malaysian manufacturing company in a federal criminal sanctions and money-laundering investigation.

Counsel to entertainment promotion company in an FCPA investigation by DOJ in Egypt.

Represented the nation's largest health insurer in three Senate and two House Committee investigations, and follow-on inquiries by state attorneys general, state legislatures, and a federal agency.

Counsel to multiple universities and life sciences companies in an investigation by a Select Panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Counsel to a global sporting and music entertainment company in an investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Counsel to a pharmaceutical company in an investigation by a U.S. senator and related state AG investigations of opioid marketing practices.

Secured declination for a Fortune 500 technology company in a civil false claims act investigation in the Southern District of New York.

Counsel to an executive of a global investment bank in a DOJ "spoofing" investigation.

Counsel to a senior executive of an international automotive company in a DOJ investigation regarding theft of trade secrets.

Counsel to a senior executive of a Fortune 100 company in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations of accounting fraud.


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, cum laude, 2001
  • M.T.S., Duke University, summa cum laude, 2001
  • B.A., Wofford College, summa cum laude, 1997
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Alabama
Court admissions
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • Member, D.C. Bar, White Collar Subcommittee
  • Member, Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court


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