Christine Azar, Esq., is a senior vice president at Rust Consulting, working with clients primarily in the antitrust and securities practice areas. Rust’s antitrust team has administered some of the largest and most complex antitrust settlements spanning industries such as pharmaceuticals, software and electronics, and financial products, and the securities team’s in-depth knowledge of the industry as well as the nuances of various types of securities settlements helps Rust ensure accurate and timely distribution.
Azar has more than 15 years of experience as a litigator in complex class action matters, including six years as a partner with a top-tier securities litigation and shareholder rights firm leading a team representing institutional investors in securities and corporate litigation in courts nationwide. Azar also served for over three years as a Director at Burford Capital, where she focused on large complex legal finance transactions with U.S.-based law firms and companies, and managed day-to-day client relationships from origination through postfunding. Azar also has significant legal services industry experience.
Prior to joining Rust, Azar was a Managing Director at Ankura in the Mass Torts and Class Action Group, where she supported all aspects of the practice with a particular focus on settlement design and claims administration in large complex matters. In addition to client and project management responsibilities, she led a number of strategic initiatives designed to grow the company’s client base.
The Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference is a prestigious international event that focuses on the concept of collective redress, which refers to legal mechanisms that allow a large group of individuals who have suffered similar harm or injury to pursue their claims together as a single entity.