Laura Evans, MA, JD

Assistant Clinical Professor

I teach Principles of Health-Care Administration, Health-Care Communications, Legal Environment of Health Care, Health-Care Marketing, and Health-Care Policy and Strategy in the Bachelors of Science in Health-Care Administration program.  I also mentor students with their Signature Projects and fulfil other administrative duties.

Prior to teaching extensively for this program, I worked full-time as an attorney.  My legal practice focused on Intellectual Property litigation where I represented clients in a variety of fields including medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and many hardware and software IT companies.  I also have experience with licensing and transactions.  Prior to my legal career, I worked in the fields of education and non-profit advocacy.  My work experiences have provided me with expertise in communications, negotiation, strategy, marketing, and data analysis.

I speak English and Spanish and have traveled extensively.

Education

  • J.D., Berkeley School of Law
  • M.A., International Development Studies, The George Washington University
  • B.A., Chemistry, Walla Walla University

Honors

  • Honored with the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services by the State Bar of California, 2013
  • Named to the 2013 and 2014 "Rising Stars" lists in intellectual property litigation published by Super Lawyers magazine

Scholarship

  • Co-author with A. Greene, "Why Diversity Is Essential in an Economic Downturn," Diversity Journal, 2012
  • "Monitoring Technology in the American Workplace: Would Adopting English Privacy Standards Better Balance Employee Privacy and Productivity?" 95 California Law Review 1115, 2007
  • "Limiting Virtual Representation in Headwaters Inc. v. United States Forest Service: Lost (Opportunity) in the Oregon Woods?" 33 Ecology Law Quarterly 725, 2006