Andrew A. Wood

Associate

Costa Mesa
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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.

Memberships

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

Services

Industries

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

In The Blogs

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Financial Services Blog
D.C. Circuit Agrees to Hear Controversial PHH Case En Banc
By Ruth E. Hartman
February 24, 2017
On Feb. 16, 2017, the D.C. Circuit granted the CFPB’s petition to rehear en banc the court’s landmark October 2016 decision finding that the structure of the CFPB was unconstitutional. We covered the panel decision here. In its Feb. 16...
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Financial Services Blog
CFPB Fines Lender and Real Estate Brokers for Improper Kickback Scheme
February 2, 2017
On Jan. 31, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed consent orders against one of the largest independent residential mortgage lenders, two real estate brokers and a mortgage servicer for their roles in an improper...
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Financial Services Blog
OCC Announces Creation of New Office to Foster the Development of Fintech in Banks
November 2, 2016
Fintech is at the forefront of the financial industry. A recent announcement by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) shows that this trend will only continue to grow and cements fintech as an important piece to the financial...
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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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Financial Services Blog
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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