Andrew A. Wood

Associate

Costa Mesa
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Overview

Andrew Wood focuses his practice on delivering quality results, tailoring his work to meet his clients’ needs. Andrew’s nationwide experience with complex commercial litigation matters at the federal and state level assures his clients that his approach is both thoughtful and practical. Whether the dispute is small or large, Andrew helps deliver sound advice to achieve the best possible outcome. As a member of the E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team, Andrew helps reduce his clients’ anxiety about a major component of litigation that continues to grow in complexity.

Select Experience

  • Represented an estate of energy corporation in a Chapter 11 adversary proceeding against an energy purchaser and its insiders for claims in excess of $5 million including fraud, fraudulent transfer, and breach of contract.
  • Defending a stock transfer agent against negligence claims arising from transfers of allegedly stolen stock certificates.
  • Defending a client in claims for breach of contract to which the client was not a party.
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Experience

  • Represented an estate of energy corporation in a Chapter 11 adversary proceeding against an energy purchaser and its insiders for claims in excess of $5 million including fraud, fraudulent transfer, and breach of contract.
  • Defending a stock transfer agent against negligence claims arising from transfers of allegedly stolen stock certificates.
  • Defending a client in claims for breach of contract to which the client was not a party.
  • 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.
  • Assisted healthcare client with database use, e-discovery production issues and client-specific technology considerations when responding to government subpoena, requests for statements under oath and allegations regarding data security incidents.
  • Assisted manufacturing client with management of e-discovery and fact development aspects of complex, multiparty, multimillion-dollar construction dispute.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

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

Publications

Alerts

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
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • 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
Supreme Court Overturns "Wholly Groundless" Exception to Contractual Delegations of Arbitrability Decisions to Arbitrators
By Lars H. Fuller, Patrick T. Lewis, Gregory V. Mersol
January 11, 2019
On Jan. 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision regarding an important procedural issue under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., No. 17-1272, it held that under the...
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Supreme Court to Rule on Whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Applies to Nonjudicial Foreclosure Proceedings
By Yameel L. Mercado Robles
January 8, 2019
Currently before the U.S. Supreme Court is whether entities conducting nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings are subject to the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692 et seq. (FDCPA).[1] Whether entities...
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Supreme Court To Review FCC Deference In TCPA Cases
December 5, 2018
On Nov. 13, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC, after the Fourth Circuit vacated a lower court ruling regarding what constitutes an “unsolicited advertisement” under...
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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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