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Emily Smith

Senior Associate
P 713.652.9000 | F 713.652.9800
esmith@rustyhardin.com | vCard

Emily Smith represents Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in disputes involving trade secret misappropriation, fraud, breach of contract, patent, antitrust and securities law. She has written briefs and motions for state, federal, and appellate courts including the 3rd and 5th Circuits.

Her practice includes complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and qui tam matters. As a young associate in criminal court, she won a not guilty verdict for her client charged with a misdemeanor.

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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012
      • 2010-2012 – Dean’s List
      • American Criminal Law Review, Managing Editor
    • B.A., Emory University, 2006
  • Court Admissions
    • State Bar of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • Publications & Seminars
    • A Fresh Look at the Recoverable Damages in Trade Secrets Cases, Houston Bar Association Seminar, July 2018
    • Fundamentally Wrong: The Consequences of Prosecutorial Cognitive Error, ABA Criminal Litigation Committee Newsletter, Spring 2014
    • Corporate Criminal Liability, American Criminal Law Review, 2011
  • Honors & Awards
    • 2021 – Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch