Andrew Trask Talks Class Actions With The Recorder

Describing himself as a lawyer who does not settle class actions very often, Andrew Trask spoke with The Recorder about his move to Shook.

“My goal is to dispose of class actions early and, if they progress, to not only win on the merits, but to keep them from being a giant class action,” Trask said.

Trask moved from McGuire Woods, where he served as co-chairman of the firm’s class action group. He co-authored The Class Action Playbook, a class action litigation manual published by LexisNexis, and Betting the Company: Complex Negotiation Strategies in Law and Business, published by Oxford University Press.

Trask said, “Federal courts in the Bay Area are seeing more class actions in the data breach and privacy realm, as well as consumer fraud, products liability and securities.”