J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 2008
Magna cum Laude with Criminal Law Concentration
Member, Thurston Society
B.S., Santa Clara University, 2001
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
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:
- Obtained dismissal of indictment alleging bribery against tech company executive.
- 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 securities litigation class action alleging sale of over $200 million in unregistered cryptocurrency “securities.”
- No charges filed against CEO of clean energy company in insider trading investigation after presentations and submissions to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Obtained declination to prosecute the target of criminal investigation into false claims submitted to federal government after presentations to the government.
- Obtained probationary sentence for president of company in investment fraud case involving 1,700 investors who lost more than $700 million dollars.
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.