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W. Stephen Smith

W. Stephen Smith

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Steve Smith is a Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law Practice Group. He regularly represents parties before both the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission in merger and other antitrust investigations. Mr. Smith has secured antitrust clearances for more than 250 mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Smith counsels clients on a wide range of antitrust issues in a variety of industries, including high-technology, consumer products, life sciences, financial services, and transportation. He represents parties in antitrust litigation at both the trial and the appellate levels, including Cargill, Inc. in Cargill, Inc. v. Monfort of Colorado, Inc., 479 U.S. 104 (1986).

Mr. Smith has represented clients before the United States Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States on matters involving issues ranging from arbitration to federal regulation and constitutional law. Mr. Smith represented a group of United States District Court and Court of Appeals judges at trial, on appeal, and before the Supreme Court in a constitutional challenge arising under Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution, United States v. Hatter, 532 U.S. 557 (2001).

Mr. Smith serves on the Advisory Committee of The George Washington University Competition Law Center’s Corporate Antitrust Roundtable. He also serves on the Litigation Screening Committee for the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital and the Board of Directors of The Morrison & Foerster Foundation.

Prior to his career as a lawyer, Mr. Smith was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Education

Northwestern University (B.A., 1978)

Northwestern University (M.B.A., 1979)

University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1983)

Rankings

Mr. Smith is frequently recommended by legal publications such as Chambers USA, Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists, Legal 500 US and Euromoney’s Expert Guides. He has also been named to the BTI Client Service All-Star Team for law firms. According to Chambers USA, Mr. Smith has been referred to as one of “the single smartest lawyers in Washington,” “has a strong reputation in merger-related antitrust work” and has been praised for his “ability to coalesce the issue into actionable, practical advice.” He is noted by Legal 500 as “always available to provide quick advice.”

W. Stephen Smith is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Statutory Framework (August 2016) - Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2016, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Introduction to Merger Enforcement - Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2016, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Introduction to Merger Enforcement (August 2017) - Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Statutory Framework (August 2017) - Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Antitrust Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions - Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2017, Thursday, November 02, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Antitrust Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions - Antitrust Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, Thursday, November 02, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Antitrust Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions - Antitrust Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, Thursday, November 02, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Antitrust Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions - Antitrust Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, Thursday, November 02, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2017, Tuesday, November 07, 2017, New York, NY
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