Eva’s legal experience ranges from trying cases for and defending corporations in science-driven multidistrict litigation and class actions to assisting pro bono clients with small claims appeals. She has worked closely with clients, counsel and witnesses in federal and state court litigation involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, dietary and weight loss supplements, and other products such as vehicles, fire and security systems, and household goods. Eva has also been responsible for and worked on a wide variety of other general litigation matters, business disputes, breaches of contract, interference with business relationships, misappropriation of confidential information, insurance coverage disputes, allegations of sexual harassment and employment discrimination, and pre-litigation investigation by governmental agencies.
In litigating these matters, Eva has conducted direct and cross-examination of witnesses at trial, managed teams, handled case strategic development, deposed and defended expert, company 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. For example, she second-chaired a federal trial involving a fatal helicopter crash in China and obtained a $6.4-million verdict. That verdict was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Hubei Gezhouba Sanlian Industrial Co., et al., vs. Robinson Helicopter Co., 2009 WL 2190197 (C.D. Cal.), 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 6428 (9th Cir.). Eva also serves as defense liaison or lead local counsel for clients in coordinated proceedings in California state court and has been involved in multiple automotive class actions, which included assisting with securing class settlement and preliminary approval from the court.
Eva is the Orange County office’s Administrative Managing Partner and is committed to serving her firm and local community. She has served as the Orange County office’s representative to Shook’s pro bono committee, currently volunteers at a local pro se clinic and her local church, and is a member of the firm’s Associates’ and Benefits Committees. 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.
She was 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, "Knowing Your Limits: Competence and Substance Abuse," ACC Southern California CLE and Networking Event, Newport Beach, CA, July 30, 2015.
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.