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Jason H. Smith is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group.
Mr. Smith has particular experience representing multinational corporate clients in government investigations, including before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other state agencies. He has advised clients on, and conducted internal investigations involving, potential securities fraud and accounting fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), and other white collar issues. Mr. Smith also played a significant role in the FCPA compliance monitorship of Siemens AG. In addition to his work before government agencies, Mr. Smith has significant experience assisting clients under investigation by the World Bank.
As a fluent Portuguese speaker, Mr. Smith has led numerous internal investigations in Brazil, including for companies under investigation by U.S. enforcement agencies, and regularly provides compliance advice for American companies conducting business there.
Mr. Smith rejoined the firm 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 from 2013-2014. As a law clerk, Mr. Smith assisted Judge Pfaelzer with managing her high-stakes securities class action cases, securities cases being prosecuted by U.S. enforcement agencies, and multi-district litigation docket.
Mr. Smith received his law degree cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2011, where he was as a student attorney for Georgetown’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, a legal writing teaching assistant, and a member of Georgetown’s Appellate Moot Court Team. 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.
Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.
Georgetown University - 2011 Juris Doctor
Brigham Young University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar