Ivan D. Smith

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Ivan Smith is a business person who happens to be a litigator and understands the stakes from a business perspective. His practice focuses on labor and employment law, litigation and entertainment law.

Ivan has extensive experience in employment discrimination cases, mainly in class and multiplaintiff cases of regional and national scope. He has handled numerous class action cases in matters of wage hour compliance, disability and web access, as well as cases concerning race, age, national origin and gender discrimination.

Ivan also practices traditional labor law and represents clients across a variety of industries including education, healthcare, sports, entertainment, food service, hotel construction, maintenance, shipping, airline, trucking, engineering and not-for-profit. He has experience in collective bargaining, contract and grievance arbitrations, litigation pertaining to unfair labor practices and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

Additionally, Ivan focuses on entertainment law, which includes representing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy award-winning producers, writers, directors and artists in the music, television and film industries. He represents institutional investors who invest in film and music projects, as well as entertainment and tech companies who seek to protect their intellectual property and licensing rights. Ivan has litigated numerous copyright and trademark infringement cases on behalf of distributors, producers and writers.

From 1991 to 2009, Ivan served as an adjunct professor at the Cornell University Industrial School of Labor Relations where he taught course in labor and employment law, collective bargaining and arbitration. Currently, he serves as general counsel to various not-for-profit groups. Ivan uses his business experience offering value to clients, understanding their needs and objectives and providing efficient solutions to maximize their business potential.


  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1988
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1984, Economics


  • American Bar Association
  • Lawyers Coordinating Committee (1989-2007)


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