Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Washington partner T. Sky Woodward has been appointed chair of the DRI Center for Law and Public Policy, effective Oct. 19. DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.
The DRI Center focuses on research, public education and advocacy. Its mission is to educate policy makers and the public on important judicial system issues and challenges, and, where there is internal DRI consensus, to act as an advocate for change on public policy. The DRI Center has a particular focus on maintaining the integrity and independence of the American judiciary.
“We congratulate Sky on this appointment that recognizes her track record of leadership in civil litigation,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “We know she will make a significant contribution to the DRI Center and the discussion of critical issues impacting our clients and the judicial system today.”
Ms. Woodward represents clients in complex litigation matters, primarily in areas of class action, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, and commercial litigation, and civil rights cases. Ms. Woodward provides effective Mass Tort Risk Management counseling based on two decades of complex litigation experience. Through advanced technology and a focus on litigation prevention, Ms. Woodard serves as National Environmental Counsel for a nationwide owner and manager of multifamily real estate properties, and advises clients on how to avoid or mitigate the risks of Product Liability, Consumer and Environmental claims.
Ms. Woodward holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, where she was a President's Leadership Scholar. She is licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and Maryland, where she served as a law clerk to the Honorable John F. McAuliffe (retired) on the Maryland Court of Appeals.