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Jason H. Smith is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group and focuses primarily on white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance, and securities litigation. Mr. Smith has particular experience representing multinational corporate clients in government investigations, including before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and enforcement agencies. He has advised clients on, and conducted internal investigations involving, alleged securities and accounting fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and other anti-corruption laws.
Mr. Smith’s representative matters include:
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Mr. Smith is fluent in Portuguese and regularly uses it in his practice.
Mr. Smith rejoined the firm in 2015 after serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. As a law clerk, Mr. Smith assisted Judge Pfaelzer with managing her high-stakes securities class action cases and multi-district litigation docket.
Mr. Smith received his law degree cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. Prior to law school, he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy under Secretary Samuel Bodman, where he managed participation of the Secretary in ministerial and bilateral meetings. He graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2007.
Georgetown University - 2011 Juris Doctor
Brigham Young University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar