Wrede Smith's antitrust practice focuses on representing clients in government review of mergers and acquisitions, civil antitrust litigation, and antitrust counseling. Mr. Smith has represented parties in all stages of merger clearance, including pre-merger counseling and filing under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, representation before the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission and merger litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smith was a Trial Attorney in the Litigation II Section of the Antitrust Division, where he investigated and analyzed mergers and acquisitions in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, banking, aeronautics, defense, and mining. He played an integral role in the investigation into Comcast Corporation's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Inc.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2011, high honors, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Political Science, DePauw University, 2006, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Government and Military Service
  • Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Litigation II Section
Clerkships
  • US District Court, District of Columbia, The Honorable Alan Kay
Activities
  • Pro bono work through the Children's Law Center and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
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