Global law firm Mayer Brown named veteran insurance regulatory advisor James R. Woods as a partner and a co-leader of the global Insurance Industry Group.
Also a member of Mayer Brown’s corporate and securities practice, Woods will divide his time between the firm’s offices in Palo Alto, Calif. and New York. Previously, he was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf, where he served as co-chair of that firm’s global insurance industry sector practice.
Woods has more than 35 years’ experience representing insurers and insurance-related entities on a variety of issues, and his practices includes a wide range of services. Woods also advises e-commerce companies involved with insurance-related and social media issues.
Woods is general counsel to The Surplus Line Association of California, and to the Worldwide Broker Network. He represented the California Insurance Industry in creating the California Earthquake Authority, and he represents the Insurance Information Institute and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation on a pro bono basis.