EDUCATIONBrooklyn Law School
ADMISSIONSNew York (2009)
U.S. Courts of Appeals:
- Second Circuit (2011)
- Ninth Circuit (2010)
U.S. District Courts:
- S.D.N.Y. (2009)
Erin H. Woods
As Co-Director of Institutional Investor Relations and the head of BFA’s Claims Filing Team, Erin’s practice combines her vast experience advising institutional investors on current and potential securities litigation and advising clients in recovering investment losses through filing settlement claims.With more than twelve years in the class action industry, Ms. Woods brings a unique blend of seasoned litigator, a decade of representation of institutional investors, and expertise in the claims administration process. Ms. Woods leads institutional investor outreach and advises pension funds and other entities on lawsuits concerning violations of U.S. and non-U.S. securities and investment laws, antitrust and consumer laws, and securities class action settlements.
Prior to joining BFA, Ms. Woods was a Director at an industry-leading claims administration firm, where she provided plaintiffs’ and defense counsel comprehensive, accurate, and practical approaches to class action and mass tort settlement administration.
While working with BFA’s founding partners as an associate at their prior firm, Ms. Woods litigated securities class actions such as In re Celestica Inc. Securities Litigation and In re NovaGold Resources Inc. Securities Litigation, which resulted in a cross-border settlement that was at the time the largest settlement under Canada’s securities class action laws, and two related cases against OppenheimerFunds Inc. that resulted in a $100 million settlement.
Ms. Woods is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA), National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR), National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA), State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS), California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS), and a number of additional organizations.