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May 2, 2018

Krieg DeVault is pleased to announce that Judy L. Woods has joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.   Woods, who brings over 30 years of litigation experience to the firm, will advise the firm’s clients on a wide variety of risk management and regulatory compliance issues in the financial services, health care, and general corporate industries.   

Throughout her career, Ms. Woods has focused her practice on complex commercial and "bet the company" litigation, including antitrust, class actions, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, international and other contracts, finance disputes, fraud, RICO and other business disputes.  She has represented several financial institutions, holding companies, broker/dealers, accounting firms, private businesses and health care providers in complex litigation, involving mergers, asset transfers, transactions related to IPOs, the sale of stock, annuities, debentures or other securities.  

“We are very excited that Judy has joined our team,” said Libby Yin Goodknight, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.  “Her litigation, mediation, and arbitration experience, coupled with her vast industry know-how, will be a true asset to our firm’s clients.”  

In addition to her extensive commercial litigation experience, Ms. Woods has also handled several large ERISA and discrimination matters (including issues of age, race, gender and religion) for a variety of organizations and companies.  She represents religious organizations in First Amendment and other disputes, and is a seasoned arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Ms. Woods is an active member of the legal community.  She serves on the Panel of Neutrals for the American Arbitration Association, is a member of the International Center for Dispute Resolution, and is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  Additionally, she serves as a Trustee for the Indiana University School of Law John S. Grimes Trust.  Ms. Woods is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and will counsel clients from the firm’s Indianapolis office.

About Krieg DeVault LLP  
Krieg DeVault LLP is a diversified law firm representing a wide variety of local, regional and national clients.  It is a business-focused law firm with offices in Indianapolis, Carmel, Mishawaka, and Merrillville, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; and Naples, Florida.  The firm’s attorneys have significant experience in key areas that address the needs of a diversified client base.