Smith Davis

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

In recent years, Smith W. Davis (Smitty) has focused his practice on both legal reform issues and issues related to natural gas pipelines.  He has been most active in four areas of legal reform: false claims, asbestos tort reform, litigation funding and antitrust. His work with respect to pipelines has centered on multiemployer pension policy and environmental issues.Over the course of his career at the firm, Smitty has also provided counsel in a wide range of other areas before numerous congressional committees, including the:

  • Judiciary Committees (telecommunications, legal reform and bankruptcy)
  • House Energy and Commerce Committees (environmental, communications and energy pipeline matters)
  • House and Senate Appropriations Committees
  • House Education and the Workforce Committee (pension matters).
  • House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees (housing, insurance and securities).

Smitty has served as practice manager of the firm’s Public Law and Policy Group and has served in a practice management role since 2002. He is a former member of the firm’s management and compensation committees. He is active in Republican politics. He serves on the Board or Directors of the Martin Marietta Materials Corporation.


  • Served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee and its Crime Subcommittee.
  • Handles legal reform across a broad range of industries.
  • Provides public policy counsel before a variety of congressional committees.

Representative Work:

  • Assisting a variety of companies and a major trade association with regard to False Claims Act, corporate speech and other legal policy issues.
  • Providing advice to foreign and domestic investment houses and commercial banks, consumer lending companies and private equity firms on issues including mergers and acquisitions and bank holding company and securities law reform.
  • In work involving the House Education and House Workforce committees, addressing pension reform issues related to multi-employer pension plans.
  • Representing one of the world’s premier voice, video and data communications companies before the House and Senate Judiciary committees in matters involving telecommunications issues.
  • Advising consumer lending companies in bankruptcy reform legislation.


  • Member, board of directors of The Woodson Center, a Washington, D.C. organization founded on the principle that low-income individuals and neighborhood organizations should play a central role in the design and implementation of the programs of their communities.
  • Legislative Counsel to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading private funder of retinal disease research.


  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1974
  • B.A., Yale University, magna cum laude, 1970


  • U.S.D.C., District of Columbia

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia


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