Britt Evangelist represents individuals and corporations in state and federal courts in a wide variety of both civil and criminal matters at both the trial and appellate level. She has experience defending individuals charged with various federal crimes, including wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, federal securities fraud, extortion, insider trading and antitrust violations.  Britt has also represented individuals in matters involving parallel civil and criminal proceedings, as well as individuals and corporations engaged in civil litigation such as high stakes tort claims and attorneys’ fees disputes. Britt’s practice also includes representing individuals accused of drug offenses, violent crimes, and gang-related activity as a member of the Northern District of California’s Criminal Justice Act Panel. Britt was selected as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2012, and she was selected as a California Super Lawyer in 2022.

Representative matters include:

  • Won seven figure jury verdict and defended jury verdict through multiple rounds of appeals in high-stakes attorney’s fees litigation.
  • Won defense verdict on all claims in civil jury trial.
  • Obtained probationary sentence for individual in federal felony Computer Fraud and Abuse Act prosecution where alleged damages exceeded $1 million.
  • Obtained complete dismissal for individual in putative securities litigation class action alleging sale of over $200 million in unregistered cryptocurrency “securities.”
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of putative securities class action alleging that a prominent attorney participated in the sale of unregistered securities and engaged in a Ponzi scheme.
  • Obtained year and a day sentence for a CEO/founder of Chinese biotech company who pled guilty to trade secret theft and fraud charges, where government alleged over $100 million in losses. 
  • Obtained 6 month sentence in fraud prosecution of prominent business owner/operator where government alleged over $550,000 in damages and over 250 victims.
  • No charges filed against CEO of clean energy company in insider trading investigation after presentations and submissions to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Before joining Swanson & McNamara in 2009, Britt was an associate in the San Francisco office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan where she worked primarily on intellectual property litigation.