Allison Woods is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on advising mortgage originators in securities litigation arising from the issuance of mortgage-backed securities.
Ms. Woods was a law clerk for the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez on the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She graduated second in her class from UCLA School of Law, where she received a number of merit scholarships and awards and worked as a research assistant to Professor Richard Sander. Immediately prior to attending law school, Ms. Woods was a Statistician for the Empirical Research Group at UCLA Law School, providing statistical research assistance to the faculty.
Ms. Woods graduated cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Economics and earning a certificate in African Studies. After graduation, she worked in New York as an analyst in Salomon Smith Barney's Debt Capital Markets division, where she participated in structuring investment grade liquidity and acquisition credit facilities, ranging from $150 million to $5 billion in size. Ms. Woods later earned her Master of Arts degree in Political Science at UCLA, with concentrations in Quantitative Methods and Comparative Politics. She was a teaching assistant for a variety of undergraduate political science courses at UCLA, primarily in statistics and data analysis. She presented two original research papers at international academic conferences.