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Mark W. Smith
Mark W. Smith is The New York Times bestselling author of four books and is the founding partner of the law firm of Smith Valliere PLLC, located at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
A former professor of law, Mr. Smith is a graduate of the NYU School of Law, a former editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a frequent public speaker on economics, law and politics. He has appeared on every national television and radio network including CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CBS National News, Fox News, C-SPAN, and CNBC.
Mr. Smith frequently appears in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Post, and theNational Law Journal. During his career, Mr. Smith has handled lawsuits and business disputes involving billions of dollars. He represents clients around the world and has appeared in courts throughout the United States including in the United States Supreme Court. As co-counsel in a federal jury trial, Mr. Smith won a million-dollar judgment in a precedent-setting civil rights case that a New York Times cover story proclaimed to be the largest of its kind in New York history. Mr. Smith works with some of the world’s most prominent talent agencies and represents many media personalities. Mr. Smith started his legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and then was a partner at Kasowitz, Benson Torres & Friedman PLLC before founding Smith Valliere in 2007. Mr. Smith is the president of Mark Smith Media Ventures and appeared in the Off-Broadway show “News to Me” at the Actors Playhouse in Greenwich Village.
Mr. Smith is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in New York City. A native of Vermont and Maryland, Mr. Smith played semi-professional baseball with the Saxtons River Pirates in the Northern League.