Mr Evert Christensen > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 5TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States

Position

Partner

Career

Evert Christensen focuses on defending securities, M&A, and stockholder class and derivative litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. He also counsels public company boards of directors and senior management with respect to a broad range of corporate governance, business and regulatory matters, and he has experience representing boards of directors in connection with responding to stockholder demands and conducting internal investigations. Some of his prominent clients include GE, Brookfield, Jefferies, Genworth Financial and Fidelity National Financial. Evert also devotes time to pro bono matters, including having argued a criminal appeal before the New York State Court, Appellate Division (First Department) and the New York Court of Appeals, and he serves on the boards of directors of not-for-profit organizations in New York City.

Education

University of Delaware (B.A.); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

(Next Generation Partners)

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The firm is at this top in this practice area‘, says a client of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, noting that it has ‘an experienced team that gets great results‘. The firm has a strong bench of M&A litigators and is not only a leading player in the Delaware Court of Chancery, but also in other fora across the US. The team is involved in emerging areas of the market, notably SPAC-related litigation, largely due the heavy involvement of its transactional lawyers in SPAC and de-SPAC transactions. It recently advised Churchill Capital Corp. III in stockholder litigation in Delaware following its $11bn merger with healthcare data analytics firm MultiPlan. John Neuwirth, who led the defense of Churchill, Joseph Allerhand and Caroline Zalka are co-heads of the ‘super-sophisticated and experienced‘ securities litigation practice, in which veteran litigator Jonathan Polkes and emerging talents Joshua Amsel and Evert Christensen are play key roles. Christensen worked alongside Neuwirth to defend Brookfield Asset Management in a precedent-setting matter that struck down a key point of law in Gentile v. Rossette concerning a “dual-natured” claims precedent that allowed certain claims to be both direct and derivative. All mentioned lawyers are based in New York.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

At Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, the ‘talented, strategic’ team handles both securities litigation, corporate governance and regulatory enforcement matters, frequently acting for publicly traded corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms and other major companies, among them Carlyle Group, General Electric and AMC Entertainment. John Neuwirth and Caroline Zalka are co-heads of the securities litigation practice. Neuwirth successfully represented Brookfield and certain of its affiliates in a precedent-setting stockholder derivative and class action suit before the Delaware Supreme Court. Stacy Nettleton , who is ‘highly engaged, smart and is a wonderful communicator and strategist‘, Joshua Amsel , and Evert Christensen are recommended as standout securities litigators. Veteran litigator Joseph Allerhand  retired in 2021.