Christopher M. Wood


Christopher M. Wood is an associate in the Firm’s Nashville office, where his practice focuses on complex securities litigation.

Mr. Wood received his J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2006, where he won a Moot Court brief writing award, several examination awards, and was the Symposium Editor of the University of San Francisco Law Review.  Mr. Wood received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2003.

During law school, Mr. Wood served as a law clerk with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Summer Honors Program, Enforcement Division.  He also served as a judicial extern in the San Francisco Superior Court.

As an associate at the Firm, Mr. Wood has been a member of litigation teams responsible for recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for investors, including: In re Massey Energy Co. Sec. Litig., No. 5:10-cv-00689-ICB (S.D. W. Va.) ($265 million recovery) (pending); In re VeriFone Holdings, Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 3:07-cv-06140-EMC (N.D. Cal.) ($95 million recovery); In re Micron Tech., Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 1:06-cv-00085-WFD (D. Idaho) ($42 million recovery); and Winslow v. BancorpSouth, Inc., No. 3:10-cv-00463 (M.D. Tenn.) ($29.5 million recovery).

Mr. Wood was selected by Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the area of securities litigation for the years 2011-2013.  Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Mr. Wood has provided pro bono legal services through the San Francisco Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Program, the Ninth Circuit’s Pro Bono Program, and Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts.  Mr. Wood is admitted to the California Bar and the Tennessee Bar and is licensed to practice in all California and Tennessee state courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyer "Rising Star," 2011-2013


University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2006

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2003


  • California
  • Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee


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