Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman P.L. announces the arrival of Porpoise Evans as Partner. Based in the firm’s Miami office, Evans is an experienced litigator who will work closely with Weiss Serota’s team of accomplished attorneys in the Labor & Employment division.
Evans was previously a Partner at Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. (PBY&A). In recent years, his practice has focused on employment litigation and compliance, including counseling and representing management in employment disputes such as wage and hour, discrimination, and contract claims, along with defending clients against alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Evans also designs and implements anti-corruption compliance programs for multinational companies subject to the FCPA, with an emphasis on leading such compliance initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa.
Before his time at PBY&A, Evans was a Shareholder in the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
“Our Labor & Employment division will greatly benefit from the diverse experience and solutions-oriented approach Porpoise brings to the table,” said Chair of the Labor & Employment Division, Brett Schneider. “He joins our firm at a particularly important time given the many urgent and complex workplace matters related to the pandemic and brings a wealth of experience to our Firm’s Miami office.”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Evans has advised employers on furloughs and work-from-home policies, wrongful termination claims, compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Act, and related Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations.
“This is an exciting time for me to join such an impressive group of attorneys and leverage Weiss Serota’s platform and resources,” said Evans. “I look forward to adding to the unparalleled work the firm’s Labor & Employment division does for its public and private clients.”
Evans serves as Treasurer of Legal Services of Greater Miami. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, graduating with Order of the Coif honors, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.