RebeccaWoods

Partner

Rebecca specializes in problem-solving and resolving disputes in ways that best support her clients' business interests.


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Clients in pre-litigation disputes and extant litigation disputes turn to Rebecca for help on a wide range of commercial litigation matters. She has a broad and winning first-chair complex civil litigation practice, and litigates and counsels clients on myriad complex contractual and business tort issues rooted in real estate, joint venture, insurance, construction, trade secrets and intellectual property infringement, and privacy.

In the pre-litigation context, Rebecca helps clients optimize the outcome of the dispute by counseling them on litigation avoidance, maximizing pre-litigation positioning, and resolving disputes in a way that most benefits their business interests. Whether it's in the pre- or post-litigation context, she helps clients resolve underlying or endemic matters to help avoid repeat disputes.

In the litigation context, Rebecca uses Lean Solutions Litigation Tools—Early Case Assessment, Quantitative Decision Tree Analysis, a robust budgeting tool, and Lean Solutions staffing—to right-size the litigation for the exposure. She runs matters with a focus on the "litigation return on investment," and collaborates with in-house counsel and their business partners to understand and create a path toward the optimal outcome. Rebecca actively manages litigation, keeping an eye open for exit ramps and settlement opportunities at every juncture. In her practice, she relies on deep thinking and analysis, persistence, and her strong "soft skills" to elevate her practice.

Rebecca litigates a wide breadth of matters, with “majors” in real estate matters (joint ventures, residential and commercial leases, boundary lines, development agreements, and purchase and sale agreements), construction matters (design and construction defects, including in commercial and manufacturing settings), and insurance (advice and counseling regarding CGL, professional liability, errors and omissions, representations and warranties, D&O, and property coverage).

Rebecca has been a commercial litigator for more than two decades. She is also a trained personal coach, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and has strong people skills that help with clients, business partners, opposing counsel, experts, judges, and jurors. Rebecca chairs the Atlanta Litigation group and co-chairs the national Commercial Litigation practice group. She's in a position to coach and teach younger attorneys smarter and more efficient ways to litigate.

Throughout her practice Rebecca has resolved hundreds of cases to clients' satisfaction, whether through settlement, trial, or the appeals process. She handles many different high-profile and high-value matters. Rebecca has represented a client in a matter worth more than $2 billion, as well as clients in matters exceeding $100 million. She has dealt with news and media inquiries, managed disputes, and represented clients in the public realm and in the courtroom with a sensitivity to the public-facing aspect of the litigation. Rebecca knows how to manage and coach her clients.

Rebecca enjoys her Seyfarth practice, because the firm's culture supports her approach as an inveterate and passionate problem-solver. She likes identifying and solving problems in ways that work for clients, and make in-house counsel look good.

"Solving problems brings me personal delight, which spills over to my clients."
  • JD, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

    Ohio State Law Journal, editor-in-chief
    Order of the Coif
    With honors

  • BA, The Ohio State University
    Political Science and Women's Studies

    Summa cum laude
    The Phi Beta Kappa Society
    With distinction for Honors Thesis

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court