Caitlin Woods is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. She has worked on mass tort, employment, civil rights, personal injury, and antitrust matters. Caitlin serves as a Co-Chair of the Asian American Bar Association’s Civil Rights Committee, a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers’ Leadership Development Committee, and a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Women’s Caucus.
In September of 2023, Caitlin was part of the Lieff Cabraser team that filed a federal personal injury sexual assault lawsuit against Uber alleging that Uber allowed a driver-attacker to violently and sexually abuse Doe plaintiff M.F.A. and riders like her. The case was filed as part of the firm’s ongoing work representing survivors across the U.S. who have been victimized by sexual violence and other sexual abuse.
Caitlin was a member of Plaintiffs’ leadership and trial teams in the JUUL e-cigarette multi-district litigation, working closely with Co-Lead and Liaison Counsel Sarah London for nearly three years. Caitlin second-chaired depositions of JUUL’s CEO, Altria’s CEO, JUUL’s co-founder, and JUUL’s tobacco marketing expert, as well as voir dire in the first and only bellwether trial. The MDL resolved with two historic settlements: one with JUUL Labs, Inc. and related Defendants in November 2022, and a second with the Altria Defendants in May 2023, announced immediately after Plaintiff rested its case in San Francisco Unified School District v. Altria.
As a law student, Caitlin externed for U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California and interned for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Caitlin continues to pursue her commitment to gun violence prevention while at Lieff Cabraser through advocacy on behalf of victims, their families, and government entities.
Before practicing law, Caitlin worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as a congressional aide to then-House Democratic Whip, Steny H. Hoyer.