Evan B. Shaver

Associate, Washington, DC



Evan is an Associate in White & Case's Global International Trade Practice Group. He represents and advises domestic and multinational clients navigating the complex legal regimes governing international trade and cross-border investments.  

Evan routinely advises clients on matters related to compliance with export controls and economic sanctions administered by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). He also advises clients in matters related to trade remedies.

In his practice, Evan has successfully obtained licenses from regulatory agencies, drafted voluntary self-disclosures, conducted investigations, evaluated and drafted compliance policies and procedures, and advised on compliance risks in cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions.

Evan also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on environmental and LGBTQ+ issues.

Prior to joining White & Case, Evan served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey L. Schmehl of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Evan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Special Concentration in Linguistics from Columbia University before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.  He also holds a Certificate in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Wharton School.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
California State Bar
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Business Economics and Public Policy
The Wharton School
Politics and Linguistics
Columbia University


Counseled clients on trade-related issues associated with mergers, acquisitions, and private equity investments.

Drafted and negotiated international trade provisions of agreements in complex commercial transactions.

Prepared and filed license applications to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Coordinated with OFAC and BIS with respect to licensing and enforcement-related matters on behalf of clients.

Drafted highly complex voluntary self-disclosure for US-based cryptocurrency exchange.

Conducted internal investigation of Qatari telecommunications company in connection with proposed acquisition.

Drafted briefs in proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and USMCA Binational Panel.

Awards and Recognition

Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, District of Columbia Bar, 2021