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Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

Mr. Smith is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Transactions & Licensing Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Louisiana Chapter and helps to organize the annual Louisiana's Got Talent Small Business Expo. He volunteers at regional emerging companies incubators and accelerators and regularly provides advice and guidance to entrepreneurs. He has also volunteered with The Pro Bono Project and Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.).

Prior to joining Stone Pigman, Mr. Smith worked as a Teach For America corps member, teaching middle school math, science, and social studies in the Greater New Orleans area.

News & Events


"Boilerplate for Web Browsing?: The Role of Website Privacy Policies," Louisiana State Bar Association Social Media: Law, Policy and Tips program, August 2018.

"Successfully Monetizing Digital Operations: An Introduction to Negotiating Software Development, License & 'as-a-Service' Agreements," Louisiana Technology Park, July 2018.

"Internet Public Policy in Action: U.S. Data Security and Privacy Laws from the Business and Consumer Perspectives," New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Council, March 2018.

"Introduction to Reading Contracts for Entrepreneurs," Urban League of Louisiana’s Women-In-Business ("WIB") Challenge accelerator program, November 2017.

"No HR Department, No Problem: Employee-Related Legal Matters for Emerging Companies," New Orleans BioInnovation Center, September 2017.


Coping with the Death of the Bargain Without Burying the Spirit of the Law: A "Foundational" Approach to Comparative Law and Its Application to Adhesion Contracts in Louisiana, 76 La. L. Rev. 1277 (2016).

Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana


Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, J.D., 2016

  • Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law
  • Graduate Certificate in Energy Law and Policy
  • Managing Editor, Louisiana Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

Tulane University, B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science and B.S. in Economics, 2011

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2011 Paul Tulane College Award in Economics
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