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Jacques Smith is a senior partner at Arent Fox LLP where he focuses on the litigation of complex commercial matters. Jacques is an AV rated attorney and has amassed over a decade of experience handling jury, bench, and administrative trials in a variety of civil and criminal cases. His principal litigation experience is in the areas of complex federal court litigation, intellectual property, and False Claims Act defense.


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  1. Litigation: 55%
    24 years, 2.25 thousand cases
  2. Mediation: 20%
    20 years
  3. Life Sciences & Biotechnology: 10%
    18 years
  4. Arbitration: 10%
    20 years
  5. Appeals: 5%
    24 years, 950 cases

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1717 K Street Nw
Washington, DC, 20036-5339


DCActive 199705/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritious Service MedalUS Navy2010
Litigation ExpertUS Navy Navy Judge Advocate General Corps2009
Martindale Hubbell - AV RatedN/A2003
ABA - Outstanding Young Military Lawyer (USN)N/A1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Judge (Naval Reserve)Navy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary2009 - Present
PartnerArent Fox LLP1996 - Present
Trial AttorneyUS Navy Judge Advocate Generals' Corps1990 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
N/AN/A2003 - Present
N/AN/A2002 - Present
N/AN/A2001 - Present
Fourth Circuit Court of AppealN/A2001 - Present
N/AN/A2001 - Present
DC BarN/A1997 - Present
MD BarN/A1997 - Present
Federal Circuit BarN/A1995 - Present
N/AN/A1995 - Present
N/AN/A1994 - Present
LA BarN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Major Arent Fox Victory in $421 Million Medicaid Kickback Suit Reported by Law360Dismissal with Prejudice
Successfully Defended The Harvard Drug Group in False Claims Act LitigationThe court made clear in its dismissal order that it adopted Arent Fox’s arguments and dismissed the case in its entirety.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Judicial CollegeAdvanced Evidence and Advanced ProcedureCertificate2010
University of VirginiaTrial Advocacy InstituteN/A1998
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Loyola University New OrleansCommunications/HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Prescription Drug Pricing ConferenceHealth Care FCA Litigation2011