Matt Smith

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Avenue of the Stars 1999
Los Angeles 90067 CA US

Matt Smith is an associate in the firm’s global project finance practice. Mr. Smith received his J.D., with a specialization in business law, from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law in 2018. While in law school, he served as Co-President of the American Constitution Society, as a managing editor on the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, and as a member of the Environmental Law Society.

He was a Pro Bono Scholar with the firm in 2015, where he spent part of his summer at Public Counsel in the Community Development Project.Prior to attending law school, he worked as a paralegal with the firm in the international trade practice group in Washington, D.C.

He graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in 2013 with a political science with a focus in public policy, member of Pi Sigma Alpha, and a minor in economics. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he took a leave of absence to work on President Obama’s campaign in Iowa in 2012. Prior to his work on the campaign, he studied philosophy, politics and economics for a year as a visiting student at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2018
  • B.A., George Washington University,magna cum laude

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