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Founded in 1954, Musick Peeler & Garrett is a California-based firm, with six offices throughout the state. Arguably the firm’s most visible partner is a relatively new recruit, Dan Woods, a Los Angeles-based trial lawyer who decamped from that city’s office of international conglomerate White & Case several years ago in order to streamline his practice and more effectively serve clients, many of which are regional. “Musick Peeler was primarily known as an insurance-based firm before, and then Dan Woods brought the business litigation element when he joined,” assesses a peer. Woods represents J.G. Boswell in a $300 million antitrust lawsuit in Los Angeles Federal Court. The client, a cotton grower accused of conspiring with the Supima Association trade group and others to cause a competitor to lose its license to sell Supima-branded cotton products, thus sinking its clothing sales strategy. Woods won a motion to compel arbitration and the case is now pending in front of the AAA/International Centre for Dispute Resolution three-judge panel for February 2018 in Toronto. Woods also represents Charter Holdings, an affiliate of Wells Fargo Bank, who was sued by the City of Los Angeles for breach of a lease. The dispute, valued at $7.5 million, involved the City’s claimed right to terminate its lease as to several floors in an office building several years early. In March 2016, on the eve of trial, Woods persuaded the City to abandon its claims.