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Andrew M. Unthank

Partner & Recruiting Chair

P. 303.244.1897 | F. 303.244.1879

Biography

Drew Unthank represents major companies in consumer class action, complex commercial, and product liability litigation. He regularly leads teams in novel and complex matters, including the current defense of a unique mass arbitration involving creative strategies and defense tactics.

Drew’s passion for helping his clients tell their stories in court is the fuel that drives his practice, leading to lasting, collaborative client relationships. He has represented several long-time clients, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and served as lead defense counsel in over 10 consumer class actions across the country by the age of 40.

Alongside his legal practice, Drew serves as Chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and is heavily involved in diversity efforts. Drew helped introduce new behavior-based recruiting and interviewing methods to help the firm identify and hire exceptional attorneys poised to grow with WTO.

Drew was named a 40 & Under National Star in 2019, is Martindale Hubbell AV peer-review rated, and Colorado Super Lawyers has named him a Rising Star for Class Actions/Mass Torts.

Cases

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • "Make it Your Exhibit A, not Theirs: Documentation Strategies for Success at Trial," moderator at the 2020 DRI Products Liability Conference (February 2020).
  • "All About Inclusion: A Conversation With Hiring Managers in Private Practice and Corporate In-House Departments," panelist at the 2019 CLI Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit (August 2019).
  • "Lessons Learned on the Road From Small Claim to Product Recall," presented to in-house and outside counsel at Whirlpool's 2015 National Counsel Summit (October 2015).
  • "2013-2014 E-Discovery Case Law Update," presented at the COALSP 8th Annual E-Discovery Summit (October 2014).
  • "Marketing Class Action Update," presented to in-house counsel and business stakeholders at Whirlpool's Global Headquarters (August 2014).
  • "2012-2013 E-Discovery Case Law Update," presented at the COALSP 7th Annual E-Discovery Summit (October 2013).
  • "Green Building in Colorado: Know the Risks!" presented at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell (November 2009).
  • "An Architect's Guide to Understanding Modern Copyright Protection for Architectural Works," Preventive Law Reporter, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Vol. 22, No. 3 (2004).

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
Benchmark Litigation 
    40 & Under National Star, 2019
    40 & Under Hotlist, 2018 
Colorado Rising Stars 
    Class Actions/Mass Torts, 2014-2019
    Business Litigation, 2011-2013 
Law Week Colorado's Up-and-Coming Lawyers
    Selected, 2008
    Finalist, 2010
Colorado Civil Justice League
    Member of the Legal Advisory Board
Legal Aid Foundation
    Associates' Campaign Fundraising Chair 2011-2012 (set fundraising record both years)
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
American Bar Association

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Open Media Foundation
    Board of Directors
    Development Committee

Personal Interests

Mountain biking, backpacking, travel, live music