Robert Wood

Robert Wood

Jackson Lewis

Greenville, SC

http://www.jacksonlewis.com/attorneys/vattorney.cfm?aid=653

  • user-graduate Education University of South Carolina
  • Experience 30 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • South Carolina
    Since 1991

Biography

I am Principal in the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining the firm in May 2000, I have focused almost exclusively in the area of ERISA benefits litigation, although I also have experience in employment litigation and OSHA defense work. My practice is limited to defense of employers, plans, plan sponsors, insurers, and other ERISA entities.In the course of my ERISA litigation practice, I have represented dozens of individual corporate clients in more than 400 matters, including class actions, interpleaders actions, single plaintiff benefit actions, and breach of fiduciary duty actions. I have been specially admitted pro hac vice in 24 states for litigation of ERISA lawsuits.After graduating from law school, I practiced as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Supreme Court from 1991 until 1993. I then joined the Office of General Counsel of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) as a prosecutor for the Office of Occupational Safety and Health. I prosecuted OSHA matters until 1997, when I began practicing with LLR as a prosecutor in professional licensure disciplinary actions for the State Board of Medical Examiners, the State Board of Chiropractic, the State Veterinary Board, and the State Residential Builders Commission, among other professional licensing bodies in the State.Prior to entering law school in 1988, I was employed for ten years in corporate staff management positions with Southern Bell, American Telephone and Telegraph Company, and BellSouth Corporation in the fields of materials management and budget forecasting.

Professional Experience

  • Partner
    Jackson Lewis
    Current

Education

  • University of South Carolina
    J.D.
    1991

Publications

  • ERISA Litigation (6th Ed.), Chapter 20 - Standard of Review for Adverse Benefit Determinations
    BloombergBNA
    2017
Practice Area
  • Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination