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 Resolves Circuit Split Over Application of Section 546(e) to Transactions Involving Conduits
By Adam L. Fletcher, Eric R. Goodman
May 31, 2018
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc., 138 S.Ct. 883 (2018), held that transfers made by or to entities that are not “financial institutions” or other covered entities fall outside the...
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Congress Passes Repeal of CFPB Guidance on Indirect Auto Lender Liability for Discriminatory Lending
By M. Mitchell Oates
May 16, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives voted last Tuesday to reject a 2013 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) bulletin that provided guidance regarding liability for discrimination in indirect auto lending. The same measure passed the...
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Eleventh Circuit Sides with Wells Fargo on Post-Class Certification Motion to Compel Arbitration
By Douglas L. Shively
May 14, 2018
Wells Fargo achieved a significant victory on Thursday in decade-old litigation over allegedly unlawful overdraft fees when the Eleventh Circuit held that Wells Fargo had not waived its right to compel arbitration as to the unnamed...
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CFPB Auto Lending Rule May Be on the Way Out
By Kyle T. Cutts
April 30, 2018
An Obama-era regulation intended to restrain discriminatory lending practices by automobile lenders appears to be on its way out. On April 18, under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the Senate voted to repeal the Consumer Financial...
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Mulvaney Issues Report Outlining Proposals to Reform CFPB
By Ruth E. Hartman
April 17, 2018
Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its semiannual report (the “Report”) to the President and Congress. In the Report, Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney proposes to significantly reform the CFPB’s...
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