Biography

ASA F. SMITH is an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.

Mr. Smith:

  • Represents financial services employers in FINRA arbitration proceedings
  • Represents clients in labor and employment-related litigation with respect to wage and hour disputes, discrimination claims, and retaliation disputes, among others, in state and federal courts
  • Counsels clients on cross-border labor and employment issues, executive compensation schemes, and global HR policy initiatives
  • Litigates matters involving the breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, the misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition

Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Smith was an attorney at a New York City employment law firm, where he focused on representing clients in the financial services industry in employment litigation matters as well as assisting clients with issues related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and in international arbitrations.

During and before law school, Mr. Smith interned at labor and employment law firms, gaining experience in a wide variety of cases. Also, while attending law school, Mr. Smith interned for Judge Patrick J. Duggan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Education

  • Michigan State University (M.A., 2016)
  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2014)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 2011)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Department
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Labor & Employment Committee, Vice-Chair