Smith Villazor LLP

Patrick J Smith

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Founding partner of firm. Practice areas include white-collar criminal defense and complex business disputes. Substantial trial experience, with over twenty-five cases tried to verdict. Represent both individuals and companies in criminal, SEC, CFTC, NYAG and FINRA enforcement matters. Represent board committees in independent internal investigations. Significant arbitration experience, including cases before AAA, JAMS, ICC and FINRA.


Associate, Davis Polk (1990-94); Associate Independent Counsel, Whitewater Investigation under Robert B. Fiske, Jr. (1994); AUSA SDNY (1995-2002); AUSA District of the Northern Mariana Islands (2002-2005); private practice since 2005. Founded Smith Villazor LLP in April 2016.