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Rodney Villazor serves as panelist and speaker at AABANY’s Trial Advocacy Program

March 25, 2017

Started in 2012, AABANY TAP provides participants with the chance to conduct their own opening statements and direct and cross-examinations, all while receiving valuable feedback from our experienced faculty members.  Participants are assigned a partner and receive the course materials in advance of the program.  Participants must thoroughly review the…

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Rodney Villazor to moderate Small Law Firms: Big Firm Success at ABA Professional Success Summit in Atlanta, GA (Nov. 14-16, 2016)

October 19, 2016

As described by the ABA Section of Litigation, this Professional Success Summit assembles an unsurpassed faculty of diverse talent to share the knowledge, the nuance, and the network to empower talented lawyers of all stripes to reach the top tier of their profession, in the courtroom, the boardroom, and in their business…

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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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