Caitlin Woods
Associate, San Francisco Office
415 956-1000

Caitlin Woods

Caitlin Woods is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. She has worked on mass tort, sexual abuse, personal injury, civil rights, employment, and antitrust matters.

Caitlin is a member of Plaintiffs’ leadership team in the Uber sexual assault multi-district litigation alleging negligence by the rideshare giant in preventing, detecting, and responding to sexual violence between drivers and riders. Lieff Cabraser was appointed Co-Lead and Liaison Counsel for the Uber MDL Plaintiffs in December 2023.

Caitlin was also a member of Plaintiffs’ leadership and trial teams in the JUUL e-cigarette multi-district litigation, in which Lieff Cabraser served as Co-Lead and Liaison Counsel. 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 JUUL 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 at 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. Caitlin also serves as a Co-Chair of the Asian American Bar Association’s Women’s Committee.

Before practicing law, Caitlin worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as a congressional aide to then-House Democratic Whip, Steny H. Hoyer.

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
    J.D., High Distinction in General Scholarship, May 2020
  • University of California, Berkeley
    B.A., High Honors in General Distinction, Legal Studies, May 2015
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    September 2011-June 2013
  • California, 2021
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2021
  • Panelist, “Tricks for Tricky Issues in Sex Abuse/Assault Cases,” CAOC Sonoma Travel Seminar, March 2024
  • Panelist, “Associate Perspective on Mass Litigation,” Trial Lawyers of Mass Torts Park City, Utah Conference, February 2024
  • Speaker, “Juul MDL,” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Ski and CLE Program, January 2023