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Smith W. Davis

Smith (Smitty) W. Davis focuses his practice on both legal reform (litigation-related policy matters) across a broad range of industries and issues related to natural gas pipelines. His work with respect to pipelines has centered on multiemployer pension policy and environmental issues.

Over the course of his career, Smitty has also provided public policy counsel on topics ranging from telecommunications and environmental law to legal reform and energy pipeline matters before numerous congressional committees, including the Judiciary Committees, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Education and the Workforce Committee, the House Financial Services Committee, and the Senate Banking Committee. In addition, Smitty has served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee and its Crime Subcommittee.

Concentrations

  • False claims reform
  • Asbestos tort reform
  • Litigation funding reform
  • Antitrust reform
  • Coalitions and associations
  • Communications, media, and entertainment
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Regulatory
  • Public law & policy
  • Insurance
  • Trade associations
  • Global financial services regulation
  • Infrastructure and transportation

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented one of the world’s premier voice, video, and data communications companies before the House and Senate Judiciary committees in matters involving telecommunications issues.°
  • Advised consumer lending companies in bankruptcy reform legislation.°
  • Assisted a variety of companies and a major trade association regarding False Claims Act, corporate speech, and other legal policy issues.°
  • Advised foreign and domestic investment houses and commercial banks, consumer lending companies, and private equity firms on issues including mergers and acquisitions and bank holding company and securities law reform.°
  • Worked on matters involving the House Education and House Workforce committees, addressing pension reform issues related to multi-employer pension plans.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Davis prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Counsel, U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, 1978-1979
  • Member, Board of Directors, Martin Marietta Materials Inc, 2018-Present

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Foundation Fighting Blindness, “Love of Sight Visionary Award,” 2011
  • Legislative Counsel, Foundation Fighting Blindness, 2011-Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Woodson Center, 2015-2019

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University
Clerkships
  • Hon. Barrington D. Parker, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1977-1978
Admissions
  • District of Columbia