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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 served as national counsel to several major life sciences companies in product liability and consumer fraud litigation involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices. 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 expert witness 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), the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

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.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Product Liability Defence

Becky Wood is a partner in Sidley's Washington, DC office and is an experienced litigator with a wide-ranging practice handling product liability and mass tort litigation and appeals.

Becky has significant experience in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and coordination, federal removal and jurisdiction issues, federal pre-emption, 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.

Illustrative of the breadth of Becky's practice, a sampling of her experience includes: serving as national counsel to several major life sciences companies in product liability and consumer fraud litigation involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices; counselling clients about the potential litigation impact of regulatory actions; and representing clients in major product liability cases at the trial level, primarily briefing key motions and preparing high-exposure cases for potential appeal.

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

Her memberships in professional organisations include the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

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.

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

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