Morrow and Wood Elected to Board; Calandra Joins Council


Gregory J. Morrow and David E. Wood have been elected to Atlantic Legals Board of Directors and John J. Calandra has joined the Foundations Advisory Council.

Mr. Morrow is Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Contessa Premium Foods, Inc., a fully integrated, multi-national consumer products company headquartered in Southern California. Prior to joining Contessa, he served the United States in multiple capacities, holding positions as Senior Trial Attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commission, Special Assistant United States Attorney (Central District of California) and Assistant District Counsel for the Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Mr. Morrow served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter from 1998-2004, chairing the International Committee for four years. He is a standing member of the United States Delegation to the joint committee of the United Nations and World Health Organizations Codex Alimentarius, establishing worldwide food standards in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US.

Mr. Wood is a partner at Anderson Kill Wood & Bender, LLP, San Buenaventura, California and was the co-founder of Wood & Bender LLP, one of the country’s leading law firms specializing in insurance policy enforcement. With two decades of experience in the insurance industry, Mr. Wood represents public and private companies enforcing their claims under professional errors and omissions, directors’ and officers’ liability, special risk and general liability policies, and fidelity bonds.

Mr. Wood is frequently quoted in national media on significant insurance matters. He also is a frequent speaker on insurance policy enforcement matters

Mr. Calandra is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in the firms New York office. As a member of the firms Trial Department, his practice area is in complex commercial litigation. He has significant experience litigating cases involving securities and common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, negligent misrepresentation, breach of representations and warranties, accounting irregularities, wrongful terminations, antitrust violations and various claims arising from the sale of assets and businesses.