Evelyn Y. Riley


Evelyn has significant experience commencing and managing complex litigation, briefing and arguing motions, taking depositions, and conducting E-discovery. She has represented over 40 small domestic business entities; led the discovery effort against over 50 different counsel groups; formulated, conducted, and supervised third-party discovery and depositions; and briefed scores of motions and argued a number of those motions successfully before a federal court. Evelyn has successfully defended multiple complex commercial litigation motions to dismiss in federal and state courts for corporate clients and argued motions to dismiss before state courts in Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas. She has conducted in-depth legal research and legal drafting in the areas of antitrust, consumer protection, unfair competition, federal and states’ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Acts, nuisance, negligence, unjust enrichment, and other federal and state law issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Evelyn was an attorney at a Washington, D.C., based firm. She was the founding member of the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

Evelyn earned her bachelor’s degree and law degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing, China. Evelyn earned her LL.M. in intellectual property from The George Washington University Law School. Evelyn was selected as a judicial intern among a competitive group of law students and lawyers to work for the former Chief Judge Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. At the Chief Judge’s Chamber, Evelyn worked on cases involving complex patent litigation and international trade disputes. 

Evelyn is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. Prior to coming to the United States, Evelyn interned with a large domestic firm focusing on capital markets, Jingtian & Gongcheng, in Beijing. She also worked for judges at a district court as a summer intern in her hometown, Wuhan, China.


  • George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 2011
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University, LL.B., 2010
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University, B.A., 2010
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York