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Local Litigation Star

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Michael Smith focuses on securities and shareholder litigation, along with related board investigations. A partner and Co-chair of the Securities and Shareholder Litigation practice, Michael represents corporate clients in a wide range of matters related to corporate governance and fiduciary duties.

Michael represents corporations, officers and directors in a wide variety of shareholder disputes, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, merger litigation, and audit committee and other board committee investigations. He has appeared in courts throughout the southeastern United States, and in New York, Delaware, California, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, Minnesota and Texas.

A frequent speaker and writer on securities litigation topics, Michael has been recognized as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. He has also received recognition from The Best Lawyers in America for as well as from Legal 500 US .


  • A.B., University of Georgia, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., Harvard University, cum laude

Updated Sep 2021