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 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.

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
  • 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
FTC Reaches Settlement With Debt Collector; Imposes Financial Penalties and Other Remedies
December 29, 2017
On Dec. 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with three defendants who it alleged partook in deceptive, abusive and unfair debt collection practices in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Fair Debt...
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Financial Services Blog
SEC Acts on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs
By Walter Van Dorn
December 14, 2017
In the past few years, and particularly in the past few months, cryptocurrencies or digital currencies – most notably bitcoin and ether – have surged in popularity and dominated the financial press and to some degree even the mainstream...
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Financial Services Blog
Cordray to Resign as CFPB Director
November 16, 2017
In an email to CFPB staff on Wednesday, Director Richard Cordray announced that he will resign by the end of November. Although it is rumored that Director Cordray will run for governor of Ohio, he did not specify his future plans in the...
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Second Circuit: Secured Lender Not Entitled to a Make Whole Premium in “Cramdown” Restructuring, But May Be Entitled to Higher Interest Rate
October 31, 2017
On October 20, in Matter of M.P.M. Silicones, L.L.C. (“M.P.M. Silicones”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that secured noteholders were not entitled to an approximately $200 million make-whole premium when...
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SEC Advisory Committee To Discuss Implications of Blockchain for Securities Markets – No Action Imminent
October 2, 2017
Blockchain technology has made the agenda for the October 12, 2017 meeting of the SEC’s Investment Advisory Committee, the SEC announced on September 22, 2017. The Committee will be hosting a two-hour panel discussion among industry...
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