Ms. Wood brings more than 15 years of broad-ranging litigation experience in all facets of the litigation process, from developing a tactical approach to dispute resolution, to advocating for clients’ interests on appeal. She keenly understands what is persuasive to fact-finders and is particularly adept at determining and developing effective litigation and trial strategies for clients.
 
Ms. Wood assists clients in the government contracting and commercial business arenas in contested matters involving business torts, complex commercial issues, and claims made under the False Claims Act (FCA). She also has substantial experience guiding clients through a variety of dispute resolution options, such as settlements, mediations, and arbitrations.

Prior to joining PilieroMazza, Ms. Wood was a senior litigator at a premier Am Law 100 law firm.

Notable client successes:

  • Achieved trial verdict for Fortune Global 500 company in a complex business dispute by creating an effective legal strategy, causing opposing expert to concede their position.
  • Facilitated the dismissal of an FCA case against client, one of America’s largest non-bank small business and commercial lenders, helping the client avoid further litigation costs and potential treble damages.
  • Achieved client’s high stakes goal by devising effective litigation strategy that included an administrative action, federal litigation, and legislative advocacy. 
  • Obtained constructive settlement for multinational commercial developer in complex contractual dispute by creating credible case for breach of valid agreement and lost future profits.
  • Achieved constructive settlement for wrongful termination and discrimination claims for former federal employee.
  • Skilled in crafting effective defense strategies and limiting (or removing) monetary liability, interruption to business operations, and other penalties for clients involved in criminal actions pursued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal prosecutors. For example, reduced liability for Fortune Global 500 client by the tens of millions of dollars in DOJ investigation.

Clerkship:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, The Honorable J. Frederick Motz, 2004-05

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2004, cum laude
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1999, magna cum laude

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