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Rae Woods
Of Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5059 rwoods@cov.com Download V-card

Rae Woods is an experienced litigator and former federal prosecutor with an extensive background in white collar, corruption, fraud, and complex disputes involving the federal government. She represents companies and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation, white collar criminal and regulatory matters, and sensitive internal investigations.

An accomplished trial lawyer, Ms. Woods has led several high-profile white collar investigations and tried more than 30 cases to verdict. She has practiced in federal courts across the country and handled domestic and international cases involving fraud, bribery, extortion, conflicts of interest, campaign-finance violations, racketeering, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and other allegations.

  • Representing a major pharmaceutical distributor in complex, multi-district civil litigation involving parallel state and federal proceedings.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a non-profit entity regarding allegations of misconduct by its directors.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associate, Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court
  • Faculty, International Law Enforcement Academy

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice
    • Associate Deputy Attorney General
    • Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General
    • Trial Attorney, Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division
  • U.S. Embassy In Macedonia, Legal Advisor
  • Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service (2011)
  • Assistant Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service (2014)
  • Assistant Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service (2014, 2015)
  • U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General's Collaboration Award (2015)