Andrew A. Wood

Associate

Costa Mesa
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Overview

Andrew Wood focuses his growing practice on complex commercial litigation, with experience defending clients of all sizes. He has experience at both the federal and state levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation. Andrew places emphasis on efficiently delivering quality results to his clients, tailoring his work to client needs, and applying thoughtful and practical approaches.

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  • Represented land owners in construction contract disputes with general contractors and subcontractors, including representation of clients in numerous claims brought by subcontractors.
  • Represented national financial institutions and loan servicers in consumer-initiated cases involving allegations of wrongful nonjudicial foreclosure practices, fraud, unfair business practices and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as claims arising out of Retail Installment Sale Contracts.
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Experience

  • Represented land owners in construction contract disputes with general contractors and subcontractors, including representation of clients in numerous claims brought by subcontractors.
  • Represented national financial institutions and loan servicers in consumer-initiated cases involving allegations of wrongful nonjudicial foreclosure practices, fraud, unfair business practices and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as claims arising out of Retail Installment Sale Contracts.
  • Represented employers in arbitration and mediation in actions brought by individual employees.
  • Represented alleged guarantors in a multimillion-dollar action for alleged breach of guaranty agreement.
  • Represented a plumbing subcontractor in construction defect actions involving cross-claims brought by a general contractor.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Celtic Bar Association of Orange County: Trustee

Prior Positions

  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Charles Margines of the Orange County Superior Court
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Richard D. Fybel of the California Court of Appeal

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • California
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2011; Founding Member, Real Estate Law Association; Managing Editor, Pacific Basin Law Journal; Merit Scholarship
  • B.A., History, Stanford University, 2007, high departmental honors

Blog

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Financial Services Blog
Policymakers Increasing Their Scrutiny of Virtual Currencies
June 8, 2017
Virtual currencies are attracting unprecedented worldwide attention from not only businesses and investors but also U.S. policymakers. The increasingly intense interest in virtual currencies is fueled by all-time highs in the price of...
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Supreme Court Holds That Filing of Time-Barred Bankruptcy Claim Does Not Violate FDCPA
By Rand L. McClellan
May 16, 2017
On May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. ___ (2017) in which it held that filing an “obviously time-barred” proof of claim in a bankruptcy proceeding does not violate...
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Supreme Court Holds That Cities Have Standing to Sue for Fair Housing Act Violations
May 9, 2017
On Monday, in Bank of America Corp. et al. v. City of Miami, Florida, the Supreme Court held in a 5-3 decision that the City of Miami had standing to challenge alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act by lenders. 581 U.S. ____ (2017)...
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Files Suit Against Company and Individuals Who Allegedly Ran Pension Loan Scam
By Andrew A. Wood
August 26, 2015
On August 20, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the New York superintendent of financial services jointly sued Pension Funding, LLC; Pension Income, LLC; and individuals Steven Covey, Edwin Lichtig, and Rex...
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CA Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Long-awaited Sanchez Decision
By Andrew A. Wood
August 5, 2015
On August 3, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Sanchez. v. Valencia Holding Company, LLC (2015) — Cal.4th — (Sanchez). The court provided much-needed clarity for consumers and auto finance companies...
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