Yale Law School, J.D. 2010
London School of Economics, M.Sc. 2006
Middlebury College, B.A. 2004
District of Columbia
Hunter Smith, Associate
Hunter Smith is a trial and appellate litigator. He has experience in a variety of areas of law, spanning from civil rights and product liability to fraudulent conveyances. He has particular experience working on issues of foreign law in US courts.
Before joining Robbins, Russell in 2015, Mr. Smith was an associate at David Rosen & Associates, P.C. in New Haven, Connecticut. He clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before law school, he taught English at a public school in Moscow, Russia.
Representative matters include:
Briefing, arguing and obtaining a jury instruction under the law of the Republic of Mali in a 7-day jury trial in the DC Superior Court; case settled shortly after instruction awarded.
Successfully briefing and arguing motions on applicability of Hague Evidence Convention and German privacy law to state-court discovery.
Defending a public official sued in writ of quo warranto proceedings, including successful removal to federal court on novel theory.
Successfully brought or coordinated federal preliminary injunction proceedings against state agency and state-court judge.
Authored D.C. Circuit amicus brief on behalf of non-governmental organization concerning compelled commercial speech and conflict minerals disclosure.