Andrew A. Bassak is a San Francisco-based business trial lawyer and litigation partner at Hanson Bridgett in San Francisco. A seasoned legal strategist with more than 28 years of experience, Drew’s business trial practice focuses on efficient, results-oriented resolution of multi-faceted commercial disputes in federal and state courts, and in arbitration, where he often litigates or negotiates workouts of failed transactions across a broad spectrum of client business sectors, including international cross-border disputes. His clients are leaders in their respective industries, including energy, real estate, water, financial services, and both old-world and new-world technology companies. Drew is highly skilled in the resolution of complex disputes on behalf of corporate and real estate owners, developers, equity investors, and financiers. He regularly resolves concerns of state and federal agencies for his clients, including assisting them in navigating the resolution of environmental liabilities.
Drew has served on CalTrout’s Board since 2013, and is the immediate past Chair. He also is a past President of the Board of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California Chapter). Drew has been honored with California Lawyer Magazine’s California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award, the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Award, is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubble, and has been repeatedly selected as a California Super Lawyer. Drew also is a Certified Leave No Trace Trainer.
Drew and his family live in the East Bay, and he fishes the McCloud River as often as his schedule allows.