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Judy L. Woods

Co-Chair, Financial Institutions and Securities Litigation
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Judy Woods is a partner with the firm's Litigation Practice Group. She focuses her practice on complex commercial and "bet the company" litigation, including antitrust, class actions, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, international contracts, finance disputes, fraud, RICO and other business disputes. 

Judy has represented several financial institutions and life/health insurance companies in complex litigation, involving acquisitions and sales of financial or insurance companies or insurance company holding companies, ERISA matters, alleged securities or other violations related to the sale of annuities, debentures or other securities, and liquidation of financial institutions/insurance companies, holding companies, broker/dealers and accounting firms in connection with these types of matters. Judy has also handled several large discrimination matters (including issues of age, race, gender and religion) for a variety of organizations and companies.


    • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1987, J.D.
      • cum laude
      • Cale J. Holder Distinguished Scholar, 1986
      • Englehart Fellowship, 1986
      • Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review, Volumes 19 and 20, 1986-1987
      • Order of Barristers, 1986
    • Bryn Mawr College, 1978, M.A.
    • Macalester College, 1973, B.A.
      • magna cum laude

    • Indiana
    • Indiana Supreme Court
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

    • Chair, Task Force on Ethics and E-Discovery, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee (2016-present)
    • Member, Advisory Committee on the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (2016-present)
    • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Board of Directors, Indianapolis Opera 2009-present (President, 2012-present)
    • Member, International Center for Dispute Resolution (2000-present)
    • Trustee, John S. Grimes Trust, Indiana University School of Law (1992-present)
    • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, Panel of Neutrals for Large and Complex Cases; Commercial Cases (1994-present)
    • Mediator; Certified in State of Indiana (2012-present)
    • Board of Trustees, St. Richard's Episcopal School (2007-2012)