Carol Wood, the head of King & Spalding’s Tort and Environmental Practice Group, focuses her practice on U.S. environmental and toxic tort litigation, as well as environmental claims arising under international treaties and commercial contracts. Her practice includes the application and interpretation of U.S. and international environmental statutes and regulations. Ms. Wood has extensive experience in defending energy companies in environmental disputes, in both domestic and international forums, including the oil and gas and mining industries. She has developed an expertise in the science underlying most environmental disputes, including human health and ecological risk assessments; fate and transport analysis; and remediation standards and methods. Ms. Wood has experience with petroleum constituents, metals, radioactive materials, chlorinated solvents, PCBs, and other contaminants. She specializes in taking complex technical concepts and presenting them to fact finders in simple, understandable terms.
Ms. Wood joined the firm in 1989 after spending seven years as a Senior Legislative Aide in the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., where she advised on environmental legislation and regulation.