Dr. Nathan D. Woods

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Office 202.580.7770

San Francisco Office
Office 415.906.3219

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Dr. Woods is an expert with a wide variety of experience with analytical topics relating to labor and employment matters, class certification, sampling, extrapolation, and damage estimates. He applies his expertise in the construction and statistical analysis of large, complex datasets to assist clients in analyzing issues related to allegations of discrimination against gender, race/ethnic, and age protected groups and all manner of wage and hour topics under federal and various state laws.

As an expert witness, Dr. Woods analyzes data and testifies on class action topics involving commonality, typicality, allegations of work off-the-clock, non-payment of overtime, and meal break violations. He also testifies on issues relating to representative sampling, extrapolation, and damages.

Outside of litigation, Dr. Woods regularly consults with Fortune 500 clients on a variety of labor and employment and other analytical questions. These include assisting in the implementation and evaluation of large scale diversity initiatives; monitoring compensation, performance, selections, and other employment decisions for possible adverse impact; and auditing wage and hour compliance.

His peer-reviewed academic research focuses on using statistical analysis to answer questions related to race and ethnicity, representation, public opinion, and participation. He has published in the American Political Science Review, the American Review of Politics, Bender’s California Labor and Employment Bulletin, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Urban Affairs, Law360, the National Civic Review, PS, Social Sciences Quarterly, the Urban Affairs Review, and has chapters in three edited volumes. He frequently writes and speaks on economic and statistical approaches to analysis of class certification, discrimination, and wage and hour questions.

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  • Energy
  • Food-products
  • Grocery
  • Health Care
  • Home Improvement
  • Manufacturing
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Shipping
  • Telecommunications


Dr. Woods received his PhD and his MA in political science from Claremont Graduate University and his BA in political science from the University of California, Davis.

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association

  • Labor and Employment Section

American Conference Institute, Speaker

Previous Experience

  • Vice President, Welch Consulting
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
  • Research Scholar, Loyola Marymount University’s Center for the Study of Los Angeles

Practice Areas

  • Class Actions

  • Data & HR Analytics



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