George R. Wood focuses on discrimination and other employment litigation and client counseling. Practicing regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, he frequently handles matters involving:

  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Unfair competition
  • Title VII

Additionally, George regularly counsels clients on such issues as:

  • Employment terminations
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Discrimination and harassment complaints and investigations
  • Leaves of absence
  • Wage and hour issues
  • All other facets of personnel management

George also serves as Littler Mendelson's conflicts counsel.

Prior to working at Littler, George was a shareholder at another regional law firm. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Douglas K. Amdahl, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.  In law school, he was editor of the William Mitchell Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Law Section

Minnesota State Bar Association


State Bar of Wisconsin


Iowa State Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


USERRA Subcommittee, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee

American Bar Association


Hennepin County Bar Association


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

2022 Midwest Regional Employer Conference

Minneapolis, MN

November 3, 2022

"What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been": Ethical Implications of COVID’s Continuing Impact on In-House Counsel

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 6, 2022

Can They Really Do That? Ethical Minefields and How to Dodge Them

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2018

Minneapolis Healthcare Industry: A Roundtable Discussion

Minneapolis, MN

October 10, 2017

The Patriotic Employer: Veterans Rights and Employer Obligations

Dallas, TX

July 11, 2012

The Rise in Troop Return Prompts USERRA Obligations for Employers

January 24, 2012


  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1985cum laude
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, 1982With Distinction

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Iowa Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado