Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Los Angeles, CA
David Wood has more than three decades of experience in insurance practice, devoting himself exclusively to advising and representing publicly and privately owned corporations in disputes with their insurance companies. David provides corporate policyholders with a keen understanding of how insurance companies work, applying his knowledge of their pressure points to achieve client objectives.
He also authored the Corporate Policyholders’ 50-State Guide: The Right to Independent Counsel, and has published articles for many trade and legal publications including Risk Management
Magazine, John Liner Review, CFO Magazine, CFO.com, National Underwriter, New York Times Dealbook, and Risk & Insurance Magazine, to name but a few.
Mr. Wood is a frequent speaker on insurance policy enforcement matters and is often quoted in national media on significant insurance cases and issues. He has been interviewed on CNBC Television, Bloomberg Radio, USA Today, Forbes, and Forbes.com and most recently on Fox Business News: America’s Nightly Scoreboard.
Mr. Wood is rated “AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated,” the top rating, for professional skill and ethics, by his peers as listed in Martindale Hubbell1 and was selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law.”
Mr. Wood received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1985 after graduating cum laude with an A.B. from Williams College in 1979.