Christopher M. Wood
“The Firm’s unwavering commitment to hold the powerful to account drives our exceptional record of success.”
Chris Wood’s practice is dedicated to fighting corporate corruption. He has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded investors worldwide, and was selected as a Rising Star in securities litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine three years in a row.
Christopher M. Wood is a partner 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.
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); In re VeriFone Holdings, Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 3:07-cv-06140-EMC (N.D. Cal.) ($95 million recovery); Garden City Emps.’ Ret. Sys. v. Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., No. 3:09-cv-00882-WJH (M.D. Tenn.) ($65 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).
For the years 2011-2013, Mr. Wood was selected by Northern California’s Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the area of securities litigation. In 2015, Mr. Wood was selected by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the area of securities litigation. 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, Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts, and Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors. 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 Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Honors & Awards
- Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” 2011-2013, 2015
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2006
Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2003
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California
- United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee