Geoffrey M. Drake, a partner in our Trial and Global Disputes Practice and Co-Chair of our Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Litigation Team, represents companies in the life sciences, automotive, energy and technology sectors in high-profile product liability and mass tort litigation.
He has extensive experience litigating all phases of individual, multidistrict and class action cases, and has an active trial practice, having represented clients in several recent high-stakes trials.
He also has significant experience with legal project management, having helped structure, lead, and manage several large, cross-practice, cross-office matters, including to design and implement sophisticated budgets and alternative billing arrangements and manage the organization, workflow, and staffing plans to deliver the client exceptional and efficient services.
An experienced litigator, Geoffrey represents clients in nationwide, high-exposure product liability, mass tort, class action, toxic tort and whistleblower litigation, along with internal and government investigations. He litigates all phases of cases in federal and state courts nationwide, including in the most challenging jurisdictions for corporate clients. From the start, Geoffrey handles each matter with a view toward trial, considering how to communicate effectively to a jury a host of complex scientific, technical and regulatory issues.
In addition to litigation, he advises manufacturers on issues such as risk assessment, liability avoidance, product labeling, government regulation and indemnification. Geoffrey is Co-Chair of our Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Litigation Team and recently co-authored the leading treatise, Drug and Device Product Liability Litigation Strategy, 2nd Edition.
Geoffrey also has an active automotive litigation practice and co-directs our Autonomous and Connected Vehicles initiative, a cross-practice effort focused on the challenges and opportunities presented by automated-vehicle technologies, including regulatory, insurance and liability questions, as well as privacy and cybersecurity concerns.
Geoffrey was recently selected by Law360 to serve on its Product Liability editorial advisory board. Geoffrey also served as a member of the inaugural Next Generation Advisory Board for Emory University’s Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims.
- J.D., Vanderbilt University
- B.A., University of Virginia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
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