Jeffrey Smith is the responsible partner for the firm's public policy and government contracts group. His practice includes advising major defense...
Jeffrey Smith is the responsible partner for the firm's public policy and government contracts group. His practice includes advising major defense and aerospace companies on national security and government contract matters. He also represents major media organizations and individuals with respect to unauthorized disclosures of classified information and the First Amendment. He has frequently represented prominent individuals in congressional investigations and federal prosecutions. He also represents major universities on national security issues.
In October 1996, Mr. Smith rejoined the firm after serving as General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from May 1995 to September 1996. In May of 1993, Secretary of Defense Perry appointed Mr. Smith to the Commission to Review the Roles and Missions of the Armed Services. Previously, he chaired the Joint Security Commission established by Secretary of Defense Aspin and Director of Central Intelligence Woolsey to review security policy and practices in the defense and intelligence communities. In late 1992 and early 1993, he served as the Chief of the Clinton Transition Team at the Department of Defense. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Mr. Smith served as the General Counsel of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He also was Senator Sam Nunn's designee to the Iran/Contra Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to working for the Senate, he was an Assistant Legal Adviser at the State Department. Earlier, as an Army Judge Advocate General officer, he served as the Pentagon's lawyer for the Panama Canal negotiations.