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Jeffrey A. Smith

Crowell & Moring LLP

New York, NY, USA


In January 2012, Jeffrey Smith became a partner in the Environment, Energy and Resources group at Crowell & Moring LLP, which handles a broad spectrum of environmental and energy matters throughout the country. Previously, Jeff was the founder and partner in charge of the environmental practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he worked on financings, underwritings and mergers and acquisitions nationally and internationally in all industries. The group also provided day-to-day counseling on environmental management and corporate governance issues, environmental issues of interest to the SEC, shareholder relations involving environmental matters and environmental litigation. Jeff frequently speaks on environmental issues, including guest lectures at Harvard, Columbia, Penn, Georgetown, NYU and Pace law schools. He was the first Chairman of the ABA's Special Committee on Environmental Disclosure. He has written a chapter on SEC disclosure issues in real estate transactions in the ABA book Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions, chapters on SEC disclosure and officers' and directors' fiduciary obligations for the ABA treatise Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, articles in the Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation, the Carbon and Climate Law Review and the Capital Markets Law Journal on corporate disclosure relating to climate change, an article on the implications of global warming on business transactions, published in the N.Y.U. Journal of Law and Business, and a series of articles on climate change in the U.S. courts, published in Environmental Liability. In October 2007, Jeff testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment regarding potential SEC requirements for disclosure relating to climate change. He has been cited by numerous guides as among the leading environmental lawyers in the country. Jeff received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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