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
SEC Continues to Expand Examinations Focused on Crypto-Assets
By Jessie M. Gabriel
August 27, 2018
Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission), made clear back in December 2017 that his Commission was concerned with the proliferation of crypto-assets. The SEC defines crypto-assets as...
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Financial Services Blog
OCC Announces It Will Begin Accepting Fintech Charter Applications
By Melonia A. Bennett
August 1, 2018
On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it will begin accepting applications for special purpose national bank charters from financial technology companies. This “fintech charter” is limited to...
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Financial Services Blog
Third Circuit Upholds Foreclosure Sale Against Preference Attack
July 23, 2018
On July 19, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals entered a decision upholding the results of a foreclosure sale against a debtor’s allegation that the sale was a preference because the bankruptcy estate could have sold the property for a...
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Financial Services Blog
Unique challenges for commercial landlords posed by large-scale retailer bankruptcies
By Lars H. Fuller
July 2, 2018
(Excerpted from “Retail Bankruptcies – Protections for Landlords,” Practical Law Journal, May 2018, by Lars Fuller) Due to increasing competition from online sellers, recent years have seen a dramatic uptick in Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
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Ground Leases: Some Basics, Some Specifics and How to Make Them Financeable
By Eben P. Clark
June 29, 2018
Ground leases are fairly common but sometimes overlooked property interests. A succinct but adequate definition of a ground lease was articulated by Herbert Thorndike Tiffany (Tiffany on Real Property § 85.50 [3d ed.]) as follows: [A]n...
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