Thursday, September 10, 2009


Brian McEvoy is a Shareholder at Polsinelli in Atlanta. Brian is a former federal prosecutor with a practice focus on white collar criminal defense and a special emphasis in health care fraud matters.

After graduating from Boston College, cum laude, in 1994, Brian attended Georgia State University College of Law. While at Georgia State, Brian was the lead oralist for the school's National Competition moot court team, the coach for the school's ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition team, and the captain of the school's Jessup International Moot Court Team. Brian also spent a semester studying in Madrid, Spain through the International Law Program of William & Mary College of Law.

After his law school graduation in 1997, Brian entered into a clerkship with the Honorable John E. Dougherty, United Stated Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Georgia. Upon completion of his clerkship with Magistrate Judge Dougherty, Brian began a clerkship with the Honorable Orinda D. Evans, Chief Judge, Northern District of Georgia. Brian joined a small Atlanta law firm in 2001, and was involved in representing clients in a wide variety of matters, including both civil and criminal litigation, investigation of claims, and administrative matters. He focused his practice on business litigation, representing both business entities and individuals in a variety of business and commercial disputes.

In 2004, Brian left for the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia in Savannah. During his service as a federal prosecutor, Brian represented the United States in criminal matters involving bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, perjury, tax fraud, Social Security fraud, money laundering, false claims, asset forfeiture, immigration and employment document fraud, threats to federal officials, and conspiracy.

In 2007, Brian received special commendation from the Department of Health and Human Services for his work prosecuting Health Care Fraud matters. In 2008, he was named as the District's Health Care Fraud Coordinator and started the District's first Health Care Fraud Task Force.

Brian focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, business litigation, and government and internal corporate investigations. As a former federal prosecutor, Brian has extensive criminal trial experience and an expertise in civil and criminal health care fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, government contracting, environmental and other civil and criminal regulatory matters.

Areas of Practice:
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Banking and FDIC Enforcement
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Corporate Internal Investigations 

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:Georgia, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1998
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2002
U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2003

Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997 J.D.
Honors: Lead Oralist, National Competition Moot Court Team
Honors: Coach, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Team
Honors: Captain, Jessup International Moot Court Team

William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1994 B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude, National Honors Society

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Effective Trial Techniques in Health Care Fraud Litigation, Medicare/Cahaba GBA, 2008

  • Litigating Parallel Proceedings in Fraud Cases, Georgia CLE, 2008

  • Detecting Government Fraud and Abuse, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2007

  • Investigation and Trial Techniques in Prosecuting Economic Crimes, Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia, 2007

  • Defending Federal Criminal Cases, Savannah Bar Association, 2007

  • Detecting Money Laundering Activity, FDIC, 2006

Past Employment Positions:United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Georgia, 2004 - 2009
Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever LLP, Associate, 2001 - 2004
Hon. Orinda D. Evans, Chief Judge, Northern District of Georgia, Clerk, 1999 - 2001
Hon. John E. Dougherty, United States Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Georgia, Clerk, 1997 - 1999

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