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California and New York attorney, James R. Woods, is a nationally recognized insurance authority and founder of Woods Group Solutions, a network of insurance professionals, providing legal and consulting solutions to the insurance industry covering:


• Insurance Law
• Insurance Regulation
• Corporate, Tax, Accounting and Actuarial Analysis
• Investment Banking
• Insurance Litigation
• Cyber Security and Privacy Compliance (including GDPR)
• Insurtech


As the former Co-Leader of Mayer Brown’s Global Insurance Industry Group and Co-Chair of the LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae’s Global Insurance Practice, Mr. Woods has represented numerous insurers and insurance-related entities for more than 4 decades across the U.S. and Globally on a wide variety of issues.”



Mr. Woods has also published The Niantic Caper where San Francisco native Jack Armstrong is in a high stakes race against Russian mobsters in search of a beautiful new client’s inherited treasure, clues to which lie among sunken Gold Rush ships, an 1860s San Francisco poker game, the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and Nevada’s Silver mines. 


R. David Freeman, Co-Founder, Sonoma Valley Authors’ Festival has said: “Jack Armstrong arrives in his first adventure.  Fast paced, well written and excellent historical details.  The Niantic Caper is a must read this summer sitting on the beach or by the pool drinking a margarita."

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General Counsel of the Worldwide Broker Network 


 Proposed Insurance Solutions for the California Wildfires


Also see, California Wildfires and Insurance Solutions in the linked Power Point presentation here

The Rights of Consumers to Data Privacy  (GDPR and CCPA)


Former General Counsel to The Surplus Line Association of California 


Represented over 60 insurers in California’s Proposition 103 hearings


Represented the Dutch Association of Insurers in connection with the creation of the International Holocaust Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims


Represented the California Insurance Industry in creating the California Earthquake Authority


Represented the Nation’s largest trucking company in saving over $130M in Workers’ Comp Self-Insurance Collateral which helped preserve 33,000 jobs nationally at the height of the Great Recession


Led the Title Insurance Industry in resisting the attempted state and federal take over of the Title Insurance Industry


Co-founded an InsurTech online insurance service:


Co-founded the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation 


Volunteered and organized Hurricane Katrina insurance claims relief efforts at the Astrodome




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