John Christopher Wood is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group and its International Trade and Customs Practice Group.
In his Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice, Mr. Wood represents clients in investigations by antitrust enforcement agencies in the United States and internationally, civil litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and counseling on pricing and distribution practices. His practice has a particular emphasis on issues involving dominant firm conduct in high technology industries and standard-setting consortia.
Representative antitrust matters handled by Mr. Wood include:
- Representation of Intel Corporation in monopolization investigations before antitrust authorities in Europe, Japan, India, and Korea involving discounting practices with respect to microprocessors and chipsets;
- Representation of Unocal Corporation in administrative litigation before the Federal Trade Commission involving the scope of Noerr-Pennington immunity in administrative rulemaking proceedings;
- Representation of Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation in civil litigation and Department of Justice investigations alleging violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act in connection with the sale of vitamins.
Mr. Wood has extensive experience in representing domestic and foreign clients in antidumping matters before the International Trade Commission, Department of Commerce, Court of International Trade and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His antidumping practice has encompassed a wide variety of industries, including lumber, chemicals, marine engines, and a range of steel products. Representative cases include:
- Lead counsel for the Japanese steel industry in a successful effort to have antidumping duties on corrosion-resistant steel, hot-rolled steel, and cut-to-length plate revoked by the International Trade Commission;
- Lead counsel for the domestic industry producing chlorinated isocyanurates in successfully obtaining an antidumping order on imports from China and Spain;
- Representation of two Canadian softwood lumber producers in antidumping investigations by the Department of Commerce;
- Representation of Honda Motor in a successful defense of an antidumping action brought against imports of outboard marine engines from Japan.
Mr. Wood also represents clients in matters before United States Customs and Border Protection, including classification and valuation rulings, prior disclosures, and customs audit and penalty matters.
Mr. Wood's experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn includes several years as a research and development engineer in Japan, working principally with the Japanese steel industry. Mr. Wood speaks and reads Japanese fluently.
Mr. Wood served as law clerk to the Honorable William C. Bryson on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1997-1998. He received his J.D. degree with High Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997, where he was Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. He earned an M. A. degree in Japanese History from Stanford University in 1991, and B.S. (Materials Science) and B.A. (Asian Studies) degrees from Rice University in 1989. He is an active member of the bars of the District of Columbia and has been admitted to practice before the Court of International Trade and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.