Portrait of Nathanial J. Wood


  • University of California, Davis (1999) B.A., B.S., with Honors
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D. (2002) Order of the Coif


  • California
Nathanial J. Wood, Counsel Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5553
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Nathanial Wood is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Commercial Litigation Group in the firm's Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on the litigation of complex commercial matters, including privacy and cybersecurity and class actions. Nathanial has substantial experience representing clients at all phases of the litigation process, from pre-litigation counseling through trial and post-judgment motions.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Nathanial was an associate at the San Francisco firm of Folger Levin & Kahn LLP. Prior to law school, he worked for the California State Water Resources Control Board.

Representative Matters

  • Defended major research university in coordinated complex class actions alleging violations of privacy and consumer laws as a result of a cyberattack on the computer network for one of the university’s health systems.
  • Represented major home appliances manufacturer in antitrust action against foreign supplier of electronics in federal price-fixing litigation.
  • Defended major national health plan in class actions in federal and state court alleging violation of medical privacy laws arising out of a data security incident affecting over two million plan members. Obtained favorable settlement after the consolidated class action complaint was dismissed.
  • Defended international car rental company in class action arising out of rental pricing notification practices. Obtained voluntary dismissal of class claims and favorable settlement on an individual basis without need for class certification proceedings.
  • Represented public university in an action seeking to halt a multimillion dollar development on university property. Defeated at trial plaintiff’s efforts to block the development and successfully defended the trial court’s ruling on appeal.
  • Represented a prominent national homebuilder in litigation with two of its development partners over multi-million dollar housing developments.
  • Represented several former partners of a law firm sued for breach of fiduciary duty by their former firm. Obtained decision in favor of the partners following a six week bench trial.


Admitted to practice: California, U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California


  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
  • Member, State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section

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Jan.11.2011 Crowell & Moring Elects Three New Partners and Promotes 18 Attorneys to Counsel Positions
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