Justin Smith advises public and private companies on corporate and securities law focusing on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate governance, debt and equity investments, and licensing and commercial agreements. His cross-border experience includes transactions involving Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Justin represents clients from a broad range of industries, including biopharmaceutical, medical device, pharmaceutical, technology, energy, telecommunications, and retail. Representative clients include Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Advantage Solutions, Allergan, Ambry Genetics, Billabong International, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Celgene Corporation, Experian Information Solutions, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Linear Technologies, Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Oclaro, SAP AG, SunPower Corporation, and TDK Corporation.
Recent representations include Linear Technology's $14.8 billion sale to Analog Devices; Oclaro's $1.8 billion sale to Lumentum Holdings; TDK Corporation's $1.3 billion acquisition of InvenSense; Ambry Genetics' $1.0 billion sale to Konica Minolta; Advantage Solution's acquisitions of The Data Council, Quiverr Collective, and Upshot, Inc.; and ICANN in connection with the successful completion of the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions from the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration to ICANN.
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 2010, with a concentration in business law and policy; Chief Managing Editor, Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law); California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (B.A. in History summa cum laude 2007; Outstanding Graduate in History; Kellogg Honors College; President, Alpha Lambda Delta; President, Phi Alpha Theta; Head Delegate, Model United Nations; Pi Sigma Alpha)
- Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2020 as a mergers and acquisitions "Rising Star" for Southern California