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Caroline Ziser Smith is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, practicing in the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations and Antitrust practice groups. A graduate of Cambridge University, Ms. Ziser Smith’s practice is truly global. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, California, and in England and Wales as a solicitor-advocate. Ms. Ziser Smith is bilingual in English and German, and she is also proficient in French.
Ms. Ziser Smith has extensive experience advising multi-national corporate clients across a number of industries, including the financial services and automotive industries. She specializes in complex multi-jurisdictional investigations, concerning fraud and antitrust issues in particular. She has worked on matters pending before government authorities around the world, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, the European Commission, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority, the Swiss financial regulator FINMA, the Swiss competition authority WEKO, the Brazilian competition authority CADE, the Mexican competition authority COFECE, and numerous other international criminal, competition, and regulatory agencies. Ms. Ziser Smith also regularly advises clients on the enhancement of corporate compliance programs.
Ms. Ziser Smith is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Firm’s DC Diversity Committee. In 2021, she served as Vice Chair to the ABA Antitrust Section’s Spring Meeting. She is reprising this role in 2022. Ms. Ziser Smith has also been a key member of the team planning the International Cartel Workshop, the premier international cartel conference, since 2014.
Ms. Ziser Smith practiced in Gibson Dunn’s London office from 2011 to 2018. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Ziser Smith trained at a leading UK law firm where she was seconded to the firm’s Paris office for six months.
University of Cambridge - 2012 Master of Arts (Cantab)
BPP Law School - 2009 Legal Practice Course
University of Cambridge - 2008 BA (Hons) Jurisprudence
District of Columbia Bar
England & Wales - Solicitor