A federal judge plans to appoint former FBI director Robert Mueller to oversee settlement negotiations in the class actions filed over Volkswagen A.G.’s emissions scandal.

In an order on Monday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said that Mueller’s government and private-practice experience make him “uniquely qualified to work and earn the trust of the parties.” Those parties include consumer and car dealer plaintiffs, the U.S. government, state governments and Volkswagen. Mueller is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr focusing on crisis management and cybersecurity.

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