Overview

Renee Smith is a senior litigation partner who represents Fortune 500 companies in high-profile complex products liability, class action, and commercial litigation. Her successes include securing trial and dispositive pre-trial victories for General Motors LLC, General Motors Corporation, Abbott Labs, AbbVie Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Dow Chemical and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Renee has litigated and tried cases for multiple clients in state and federal courts across the country involving mass torts, high-stakes products liability and class action claims, complex commercial disputes, cross-border restructuring disputes and others.

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Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1995Illinois

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois1995
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit2003
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit2006

Education

  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.

    cum laude

    1995
    General Editor, Civil Rights — Civil Liberties Law Review
  • Miami UniversityB.A.

    summa cum laude

    1992
    Phi Beta Kappa