Evan Jowers

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Evan Jowers

Evan Jowers is based in Hong Kong. He has had extraordinary success in Asia BigLaw recruiting, having made well over 300 US attorney BigLaw placements in Asia since ’06 – easily more than any other recruiter in the industry. He has placed attorneys at most of the major US and UK law firms in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore. He has also made in-house placements of attorneys into various banks, companies and funds in Asia, with a focus on senior Asia GC-level roles.

Since 2006, Evan’s focus has been on moving US associates, counsel and partners to and within Asia. Evan has represented and advised the majority of the recently-promoted or entry-level lateral US partner hires at top-tier US firms in Hong Kong and mainland China.

For example, Evan has placed (including at their current firms) partners at numerous top US and UK firms in Hong Kong / China, including, for example, eight current partners at Latham & Watkins. Other firms where Evan has placed current partners at their current firms include: Cleary, Simpson Thacher, Ropes & Gray, Gibson Dunn, Kirkland & Ellis, Linklaters, Allen & Overy, DLA Piper, Gunderson, Weil,  Gotshal & Manges, White & Case, and Baker McKenzie, among others.

Lawdragon has recognized Evan as one of the 100 Legal Consultants That You Need To Know. He has been interviewed by numerous major media outlets for his insight on Asia BigLaw, such as the New York Times, LegalWeek, The American Lawyer, Asia-Counsel, California Lawyer, and CNBC, among many others. Evan is a regular participant in Harvard Law School’s “Ask the Experts” program as their expert on the Asia markets. He regularly advises JD programs and their law students on their potential Asia careers.

​Evan is very well connected at major US and UK firms throughout Asia and regularly meets with senior management, as he is widely regarded as a key go-to source of market information. He has helped a number of firms build new practice groups and offices in Asia, as well as develop and refine their expat / COLA benefits packages.

Outside of Asia, Evan has placed attorneys in London, Dubai, Moscow, Sydney, Frankfurt and the following states: California, New York, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado, Louisiana, Washington, DC, Georgia, and North Carolina. ​

Prior to starting his recruiting career in 2003, Evan was an associate at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s New York offices. He later served as global general counsel for an international garment manufacturing company based in Miami with a number of factories in Russia and Ukraine and over 3,000 employees.

Evan received his JD from Boston University School of Law and completed part of his law degree abroad at Oxford. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and is a former US Marine, where he served as a Russian Linguist.