Evan J. Gascoine

Senior Litigation Career Associate

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Evan J. Gascoine is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Orrick's Wheeling office.  Evan focuses his practice on Mass Torts & Product Liability and has extensive experience representing companies in a wide range of matters.  Additionally, his work as an in-house attorney gave him unique insight into the issues most important to his clients. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Evan was a law clerk for Chief Judge Gary L. Lancaster in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he worked on cases involving class action, employment discrimination, civil rights, qui tam, patent, social security and ERISA claims.

Evan is now a member of the Orrick team acting as National Counsel to Union Carbide Corporation and Johnson & Johnson in connection with ongoing product liability litigation.  In that role, Evan shares responsibility in developing and coordinating defense strategy across the United States on a daily basis. 

Evan also served a multi-year secondment with The Dow Chemical Company as a Case Manager in Dow's Product Liability & Insurance Litigation Group. In this capacity, he managed asbestos, premises, and other product liability dockets for Dow and Union Carbide across the United States.  He provided oversight to thousands of product liability claims and handled case evaluation, resolution, and business strategies.  He also directed outside counsel and trial counsel teams and attended settlement conferences and mediations on behalf of Union Carbide and Dow.