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Law 360 covers Smith Villazor LLP Launch

April 18, 2016

Two former DLA Piper partners on Monday said that they have decamped to form Smith Villazor LLP, a litigation-focused boutique firm based in New York that will focus on white collar, regulatory enforcement and high-stakes civil matters. Patrick Smith, the ex-co-chair of DLA Piper’s white collar, corporate crime and investigations…

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Founding partner Patrick J. Smith quoted in Wall Street Journal on landmark Newman insider trading decision

December 11, 2014

Patrick J. Smith, co-chair of the white-collar practice at DLA Piper,told The Wall Street Journal that prosecutors “took insider-trading law and applied it to garden-variety research techniques—and criminalized behavior the trading community had long considered to be lawful.” The message sent by the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was…

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