Calvin K. Woo

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  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1998)
  • University of Rochester (B.A., 1995)

Highlights

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ENVIRONMENTAL BLOG
Analysis and discussion of legal issues pertaining to the environment and natural resources.
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AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.
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Recognized as one of NAPABA 2012 "Best Lawyers Under 40"
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Named to Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List

Biography

Calvin Woo has a diverse commercial and civil litigation practice where he represents Fortune 500 companies, middle market and closely held businesses, financial services firms, and individuals in complex business and civil disputes. Calvin has a meticulous approach to handling his clients’ matters, where he focuses heavily on their business or personal objectives to determine the most effective course of action both during the pre-litigation and litigation stages. When matters cannot be resolved, Calvin is an experienced trial attorney who has tried numerous matters before state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative agencies. Calvin’s representative matters include the prosecution and defense of a wide range of commercial and civil actions including contract disputes, business torts, unfair trade practices, trade secrets, breaches of fiduciary duty, construction disputes, environmental claims, civil RICO, fraudulent conveyances, and product liability actions. Calvin also has an employment practice where he counsels and defends businesses in numerous matters including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, employment agreements, and non-competition and non-solicitation covenants.

Calvin also has a white collar criminal defense and government compliance practice where he represents institutional and individual clients in the defense of government investigations and prosecutions. His representative matters include financial crimes and fraud (including health care, mail, wire, investor, securities, antitrust, insurance, tax, bankruptcy, and credit card), criminal diversion, government corruption, environmental crimes, and RICO violations. Prior to entering private practice, Calvin served as an assistant district attorney for the Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County, in the Arson/Economic Crime Bureau of its Investigations Division.

Calvin is a past president of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association and currently serves on its board of directors.

When not practicing law, Calvin appreciates all of his time with his family, which includes his wife and daughter, and is an avid sports fan.

Public Service

Connecticut Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
Criminal Justice Act Panel

Memberships

Asian American Bar Association of New York
Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Past President and Board 
    of Directors
Connecticut Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Partners and Government 
    Enforcement and Compliance Committees
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1998)
  • University of Rochester (B.A., 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1999
  • Connecticut, 1998

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2002

Honors

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Named as a 2013 "New Leader in the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune

Recognized in the Lawyers of Color's Inaugural "Hot List" in 2013 

Recipient of the 2012 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association “Best 
    Lawyers Under 40” Award
James W. Cooper Fellow for the Connecticut Bar Foundation
Selected by peers for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® for Business 
    Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, and General Litigation (2010, 
    2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Recognized as a “High Achiever” in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2009 Feature

    on “Minorities and the Law”