Since joining the firm in 2000, Martin Woodward has built a national practice representing clients in complex class action and business tort litigation throughout the United States.
Mr. Woodward led the firm’s efforts in class actions such as Cappalli v. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., 904 F. Supp. 2d 184 (D.R.I. 2012), resulting in a multistate settlement on behalf of a class of more than one million consumers, obtained certification of a nationwide RICO class in Murphy v. Gospel for Asia, Inc., 327 F.R.D. 227 (W.D. Ark. 2018), leading to a $37 million settlement, and played a key role in Haddock v. Nationwide Financial Services, Inc., 293 F.R.D. 272 (D. Conn. 2013), which brought about a national settlement in an ERISA class action involving over $140,000,000 in relief to a class of retirement plan trustees.
Mr. Woodward has also directed the firm’s strategy in business tort matters such as Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland v. Kramer & Assocs. CPAs, LLC, No. 13-2449-CM-TJJ, 2014 WL 2557921 (D. Kan. June 6, 2014), an accounting malpractice case on behalf of a surety.