Eva’s legal experience ranges from defending large corporations in science-driven multidistrict litigation and class actions to assisting pro bono clients with small claims appeals. As a partner in the firm’s Orange County office, she has worked closely with clients, outside counsel, and expert witnesses in federal and state court litigation involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and dietary and weight loss supplements, handling many aspects of discovery, dispositive briefing, case management, and strategy development. She has been involved in multiple automotive class actions, including assisting with securing class settlement and preliminary approval from the court. She has also been responsible for a wide variety of single-plaintiff actions involving fire and security systems, household goods, business disputes, breaches of contract, interference with business relationships, misappropriation of confidential information, insurance coverage disputes, and allegations of sexual harassment and employment discrimination. In litigating these cases, Eva has deposed and defended expert and fact witnesses, drafted and argued dispositive motions, handled e-discovery and document production issues, assisted in drafting and preparing appellate briefs, and negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of the firm’s clients. She also second-chaired a federal trial involving a fatal helicopter crash in China and obtained a $6.4 million verdict. Hubei Gezhouba Sanlian Industrial Co., et al., vs. Robinson Helicopter Co., 2009 WL 2190197 (C.D. Cal.). That verdict was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Hubei Gezhouba Sanlian Industrial Co., Ltd. vs. Robinson Helicopter Co., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 6428 (9th Cir.).
Eva is committed to pro bono work and has served as the Orange County office’s representative to SHB’s pro bono committee. She volunteers at a local pro se clinic and coordinates other pro bono opportunities for the Orange County office. In the past, Eva further demonstrated her commitment to community service and pro bono law by interning for the International Justice Mission, teaching in the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s Street Law program, prosecuting domestic violence matters through the University of Minnesota’s Domestic Assault Prosecution Clinic, and volunteering with orphans at Vale de Bencão Mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she became proficient in conversational written and spoken Portuguese.
Eva has been named a "Rising Star" for her product liability defense work by Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Orange County Bar Association and was selected for its Pilot Mentoring Program in 2006. She was also selected to serve in Pfizer’s inaugural Legal Alliance Associate Roundtable in 2011 and served as one of four chairs in connection with the same. She also served as a volunteer deputy district attorney for the Orange County District Attorney's office in 2008, where she engaged in all the responsibilities of a sworn deputy district attorney, including prosecuting a domestic violence misdemeanor jury trial and a court trial, negotiating plea agreements, arguing and examining witnesses in evidentiary, plea withdrawal, and bail motions, arguing and examining witnesses in felony preliminary hearings, and handling case initiation.
Lecturer, "Write Smart: Documents You Create Can Be Used Against Your Company," Northern California American Quality Society Biomedical Discussion Group, Newark, California, January 23, 2013.
Lecturer, "Write Smart: Documents You Create Can Be Used Against Your Company," American Quality Society Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, May 22, 2012.
"Rising Star" (Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013)
Dean's List (University of Minnesota Law School)
Best Oral Argument (University of Minnesota Law School)
Dean's List (Westmont College)
Presidential Scholarship Recipient (Westmont College)
Eva is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
2004 J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School
2001 B.A., cum laude, Westmont College