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Richard D. Smith

Reed Smith LLP

New York, NY, USA


Richard D. Smith is Senior Counsel with Allen & Overy LLP in New York. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Richard was Head of Americas M&A, Principal Transactions and Private Equity Legal at Barclays Capital, Co-Head of Americas Investment Banking Legal at Barclays Capital, Associate General Counsel and Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. Richard's practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, arbitration, and risk management. Richard's M&A experience includes counseling financial institutions with regard to advisory engagements and fairness opinions, and leading M&A and strategic transactions involving banking, equities, mortgage, insurance, asset management, commercial real estate, market maker, IT, servicing and commodities businesses. His capital markets experience includes all types of global and domestic securities offerings and financings, liability management, covered bonds, and e-offerings. Richard received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and his B.A. in economics from Haverford College. Prior to law school, he worked as an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Richard has been a member of the SIFMA Capital Markets and M&A Committees and the Committee on Securities Regulation of the New York City Bar Association. Richard is a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Economics.

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