B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., Vanderbilt University
Geoffrey Drake specializes in high-profile product liability and mass tort litigation. As a partner in our Product Liability and Mass Tort and Toxic Tort practices, Geoffrey represents companies in the life sciences, automotive, energy and technology sectors. He has extensive experience litigating all phases of individual, multidistrict and class action cases, and has an active trial practice, having represented clients in seven recent high-stakes trials.
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 some of the most challenging jurisdictions. 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 the deputy chair of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device section of our Tort Litigation group. He also 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. A frequent author and speaker on litigation topics, Geoffrey is co-authoring the forthcoming book, Drug and Device Product Liability Litigation Strategy, 2nd Edition. Geoffrey is listed by Law360 as a Rising Star in product liability litigation among top legal talent under the age of 40. He has also been named twice to the Under 40 Hotlist by Benchmark Litigation and as a Georgia Super Lawyer – Rising Star in product liability defense by Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine for five consecutive years. Geoffrey is also a member of the Next Generation Advisory Board for Emory University's Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims.
Last updated 10th November 2017