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Charles Wood

Charles Wood

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2016

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Charles Wood specializes in finance, accounting, and economics. He teaches Business for Lawyers in both the JD and online LLM Programs and has also taught Corporate Finance in the Summer Law and English Program. He has been teaching financial statement and security analysis, financial risk management, business acquisitions, and behavioral finance at UCLA since 2004. Wood worked on Wall Street for 13 years, including nine years with First Boston and Credit Suisse-First Boston, in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Subsequently, he founded and for 20 years led his own firm focusing on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and internal systems and controls. Wood has testified as an expert in the U. S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Virginia and Washington, and the Superior Court of California.

Wood matriculated at Princeton University, advanced standing in mathematics, receiving his AB in politics in 1970. He received his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1976. While at Stanford, he studied finance and investments under Nobel Laureate William F. Sharpe. Wood served as an infantry officer in the U. S. Marine Corps (Vietnam Service Medal) prior to entering Stanford.

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