James Larkin Smith
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
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James Larkin Smith is a general business associate in Norton Rose Fulbright's Houston office. James' practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, private equity, and corporate governance matters across several industries, including energy and FinTech.
Prior to joining the firm, James served as Honors Intern to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce in Washington, DC. James also interned for the Honorable Nannette A. Baker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, during the fall of 2019.
JD, cum laude, Washington University School of Law, 2020
BSBA in Finance, with honors, Washington University Olin School of Business, 2017
Upon graduation from law school, James was awarded the Richard P. Sher Award for Excellence in Mediation and Dispute Resolution, the Dean's Service Award, and a Certificate in Business Law.
Among other activities in law school, James was a member of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, the school's competition team for the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, and the Student Bar Association. James also was an active volunteer mediator in the pro se eviction docket in the St. Louis City Circuit Court, successfully mediating over a dozen landlord-tenant disputes to a mutually beneficial solution avoiding trial.
- Missouri State Bar
- Texas State Bar
- Texas Bar College, Member
- Co-author, "SEC ESG Subcommittee panel debates framework for mandatory disclosures," Norton Rose Fulbright Legal Update, March 24, 2021
- Co-author, "The US SEC makes clear an ESG disclosure framework is coming," Norton Rose Fulbright Legal Update, March 16, 2021
- Co-author, "OCC Conditionally Approves Bank Charter for Second Crypto Firm," Financial Services: Regulation Tomorrow, February 24, 2021
- Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
National Native American Bar Association
National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America
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