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. Woods is perhaps best known for his most prominent courtroom victory, the historic "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" trial in which he successfully represented the Log Cabin Republicans, who were challenging the constitutionality of the policy concerning gays in the military that had been in place in the US Military since 1994. "That was a milestone," supports a peer. "Dan Woods made his bacon on that, so why should he be beholden to any mammoth firm? Going to a California-centric firm like Musick lets him spread his wings a bit more!" At present, Woods is playing a prominent role in several employee mobility cases. In one of these, Woods represents seven individuals, formerly employed by AIG's subsidiary International Lease Finance Corporation, accused of breaching fiduciary duties, misappropriating trade secrets, and other wrongdoing when they left the company and joined a newly formed competitor. AIG sought hundreds of millions of dollars in this action.