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Robert E. Smith

Of Counsel
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New York Office
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Overview

Robert Smith has more than 40 years of experience litigating complex commercial and business matters of all kinds, including in the areas of securities, accountants’ liability, shareholder suits, real estate, environmental and product liability. 

Shown below is a selection of Robert’s engagements.

Experience
  • Successful representation of Transamerica Delaval (now known as Imo Industries, Inc.) in the US Supreme Court in a case which established a significant product liability precedent. Represented client through two jury trials and appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in connection with the successful defense of product liability claims originally exceeding $800 million relating to the manufacture and operation of generators at the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant.

Recognition

Super Lawyers, 2006–2012
Best Lawyers in America, 2009–2019
Robert E. Smith

Education

  • LLB, Harvard Law School
  • AB, Dartmouth College, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Recognition

Super Lawyers
2006–2012
Best Lawyers in America
2009–2019
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
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