Prominent class action attorney Andrew Trask has joined the San Francisco office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon as Of Counsel. Trask, who has defended more than 100 class actions, will focus on representing product manufacturers and sellers, among others, in class litigation.
“My goal is to dispose of class actions early and, if they progress, to not only win on the merits but to keep a case from becoming a giant class action. More companies are at risk than ever before,” said Trask about class action lawsuits.
Trask has long been regarded as an authority and thought leader in class actions. He has co-authored several books on class actions, including The Class Action Playbook, published by LexisNexis, and Betting the Company: Complex Negotiation Strategies in Law & Business, published by Oxford University Press.
“Shook is at the forefront of representing products manufacturers and sellers,” said Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough. “Andrew is a dynamic addition to our class action team and expands our deep bench of lawyers, who field almost every type of alleged product defect and consumer fraud claim. It’s a great match.”
San Francisco Office Managing Partner Amir Nassihi said, “We are very excited to be adding such a prominent class action litigator. Andy’s very well-known nationally for his strategic thinking and class litigation expertise, and he strengthens our already deep class action litigation practice.”
He moves to Shook from McGuire Woods, where he served as co-chair of the firm's class action group.