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Rebecca K Wood

Rebecca K Wood
Office:
Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street NW
20005
City:
Washington
State:
District of Columbia
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 202 736 8663
Fax:
+1 202 736 8711

Biography • Life Sciences - Product Liability

Becky Wood is an experienced litigator with a wide-ranging practice handling complex commercial and appellate litigation, including product liability and mass tort litigation.

Becky has significant experience in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and coordination, federal removal and jurisdiction issues, federal preemption, class actions and multi-plaintiff cases, Frye and Daubert issues, and the defence of product liability and consumer fraud cases. Her expansive appellate practice includes merits and amicus briefing to the United States Supreme Court, and briefing post-trial motions, appeals and petitions for interlocutory appeal and mandamus relief for a variety of clients in federal and state courts nationwide.

Becky holds several leadership positions at Sidley, serving as firmwide co-chair and DC hiring partner on the recruiting of associates committee, as well as on the firm’s retention and promotion of women and summer associates programmes committees.

Her memberships in professional organisations include Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

Before joining Sidley, Becky served as a law clerk to the honourable Pasco M Bowman II on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Becky received her JD in 1998 from New York University School of Law and her BA (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1994 from Yale University.

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Biography • Product Liability Defence

Rebecca K Wood is a partner in Sidley's Washington DC office. She is an experienced litigator with a wide-ranging practice handling complex commercial and appellate litigation, including serving as national counsel in product liability and mass tort litigation.

Ms Wood has significant experience in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and coordination, federal removal and jurisdiction issues, federal preemption, class actions and multi-plaintiff cases, Frye and Daubert issues, and the defence of product liability and consumer fraud cases. Her expansive appellate practice includes merits and amicus briefing to the United States Supreme Court, and briefing post-trial motions, appeals and petitions for interlocutory appeal and mandamus relief for a variety of clients in federal and state courts nationwide.

Ms Wood is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

Prior to joining Sidley, Ms Wood was a law clerk to the Honorable Pasco M Bowman II, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

She received her JD from New York University School of Law in 1998 and her BA (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Yale University in 1994.

Admissions include: US Supreme Court; numerous US Courts of Appeals; District of Columbia; New York; US District Court, District of Columbia.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

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