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Eric A Smith

Eric A Smith

Practice areas:

Business, Insurance

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About Me

Eric’s practice focuses on the representation of state insurance regulators regarding the liquidation, rehabilitation, and examination of insurance companies, as well as handling administrative, insurance coverage, reinsurance and other disputes and litigation.


Eric has represented the liquidators of large property/casualty insurance companies in complex disputes with corporate claimants and reinsurers. He has also represented insurance regulators in examinations and reorganizations of insurers, in addition to representing insurers and others in various contractual disputes. These matters have involved litigation in the state and federal trial and appellate courts. Reported decisions include: In the Matter of the Liquidation of American Mut. Liab. Ins. Co., 440 Mass. 796 (2004). While at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Eric represented the Commonwealth, state agencies and officials in cases challenging statutes, regulations, and administrative decisions in areas such as taxation, insurance and rate setting.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Insurance: 50%
  2. Business: 50%

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Contact Info

Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster

Boston 160 Federal Street
Floors 13, 14, 15
Boston, MA, 02110




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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
DirectorRackemann, Sawyer & Brewster1995 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralMassachusetts Attorney General's Office1991 - 1995
AssociateRopes & Gray1986 - 1991
Law ClerkHonorable Walter Jay Skinner, United States District Judge1985 - 1986


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Belmont Town MeetingMemberN/A
Belmont Zoning Board of AppealsBoard MemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Harvard CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981