Dan Woods, Partner in Musick, Peeler & Garrett's LA office, is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who practices complex business litigation. His practice includes employee mobility and trade secret litigation as well as antitrust, banking, labor and employment, real estate, healthcare, and new-technology disputes.
Mr. Woods famously won the trial that challenged the constitutionality of the US Military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, earning him national recognition including the ABA’s “John Minor Wisdom Public Interest and Professionalism Award”; California Lawyer and The Recorder’s “Attorney of the Year" Awards; and the Daily Journal's "Top 100 Attorneys in California" and "Top Plaintiff's Verdicts by Impact." He continued this trend when he won a defense decision in international arbitration of a $300 million antitrust claim brought by Quinn Emanuel, which the Daily Journal recognized as one of its 2018 Top Verdicts. That same year he also won a real estate jury trial for Wells Fargo Bank.
His professional recognitions also include Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow),
American Bar Foundation (Fellow), and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Woods dedicates himself to pro bono and public service work, including Inner City Law Center (Board Member and President) and Uncommon Good (Board Member).