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Woody Peterson
Senior Counsel
Washington, DC
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 375
Washington DC 20006
TEL: (202) 899-4103
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Woody N. Peterson

Woody specializes in commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, with a focus on plaintiffs’ antitrust representation. His cases have spanned a range of diverse subject areas: antitrust, energy, ERISA, CERCLA, securities, defamation, employment, insurance coverage, and intellectual property.

Representative Matters

Represents Freddie Mac and the FDIC as Receiver for 38 Closed Banks in the LIBOR antitrust MDL litigation. 

Member of team representing plaintiff indirect purchasers in Automobile Antitrust Cases I and II in the California Superior Court and in In Re: Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. 

Represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts in litigation presenting such unresolved questions as the scope of CERCLA remedies, the constitutionality of state statutes challenged as violative of equal protection or the prohibition against ex post facto legislation, and the validity of provisions of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Articles & Presentations

“Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” Chapter 11,  Employment Discrimination Law, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (BNA 2007), co-editor 

“So, You Want to be a Judge on the District of  Columbia Courts,” District of Columbia Judicial and Bar Conference, April 17, 2015, panelist

“Pathways to the Bench,” District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission, District of Columbia Superior Court and District of Columbia Court of Appeals, September 12, 2013, panelist

Professional Affiliations

Pro Bono Activities

Noteworthy

Served as President Obama’s appointee on the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission from 2010 to 2017.

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