Greg Smith is Of Counsel to Ruddy Gregory, PLLC and a litigator in the Washington, DC office.
Mr. Smith may be the only lawyer in America who has worked in the White House Counsel’s Office, argued and won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and been elected by his peers as president of major bar associations in two separate U.S. cities. His current practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation, including representation of companies and executives in corporate investigations. In over thirty years as a litigator, Mr. Smith has served as lead counsel in dozens of state and federal jury trials, and has orally argued over 50 cases in various appellate courts.
Following his graduation from law school and a clerkship for a federal judge, Mr. Smith began his private practice in the Atlanta office of King & Spalding LLP. Mr. Smith later spent a decade as a federal public defender in Atlanta where he honed his trial and appellate skills – including arguing and winning a U.S. Supreme Court case against the Solicitor General’s Office. In 2000, Mr. Smith served as an Associate Counsel in the Clinton White House Counsel’s Office, where he liaised regularly with Offices of Independent Counsels and various Congressional committees. From 2001-2006, he worked as a Counsel at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (an AmLaw 100 American law firm now branded as Eversheds Sutherland). Thereafter, Mr. Smith served as a Counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee before returning a decade ago to private practice.
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