Megan K. Smith


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Megan K. Smith represents companies and individuals in high-stakes commercial litigation, including business disputes, intellectual property, copyright and trademark matters, employment matters, and criminal and regulatory investigations. Her trial practice spans a variety of forums, including federal and state court proceedings, arbitrations, regulatory investigations, and agency proceedings. Megan’s clients include public and private companies operating in the entertainment and media space, in real estate and hospitality, in automotive, technology and consumer products, and in public and private equity markets.

Megan develops practical strategies and creative solutions to help her clients navigate legal challenges. In addition to her regular practice, Megan works with the firm’s pro bono committee and has represented pro bono clients at the trial and appellate levels.


Honors & Awards

  • Named to the 40 & Under Hot List in Commercial and Intellectual Property by Benchmark Litigation (2022)


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Central District of California, Eastern District of California and Western District of Michigan
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • New York University School of Law, J.D.: Managing Editor, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy; Teaching Assistant, Civil Procedure
  • Duke University, B.A., History

Professional Activities


  • Hon. Aleta A. Trauger, US District Court, Middle District of Tennessee


  • Federal Bar Association


  • Representing the owner of the historic Forum arena in a contractual fraud litigation
  • Defending a Fortune 500 company against false claims act and unfair competition claims
  • Represented a manufacturer of electric vehicles, in various forums across the country in actions regarding its right to sell its vehicles directly to consumers
  • Defended land development company Lennar Corp. at trial against trademark infringement and unfair competition claims related to its specialized home product
  • Advised a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company regarding prosecution of a civil racketeering and conspiracy action