Gracie Smith practices corporate law, with a focus on capital markets, corporate governance, and federal securities law. Her experience includes public and private offerings of debt securities, exchange offers, and other M&A transactions, along with general corporate governance matters. She also advises clients on securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities.
While in law school, Gracie completed a year-long clinic providing legal services to social enterprises and impact investors conducting cross-border transactions in emerging markets. In addition, she participated in the semester-long NYU Law Abroad program in Shanghai, China, with a substantive focus on Chinese business law, development finance, and East Asian markets. She also spent three months working with a legal NGO (non-governmental organization) in Kampala, Uganda. Prior to law school, Gracie worked for three years in the fixed-income division of a leading multinational financial institution in New York City, and she also taught high school mathematics for two years in Memphis, Tennessee with Teach For America.
- New York University (J.D. cum laude 2019; Senior Symposium Editor, NYU Journal of International Law and Politics); Vanderbilt University (B.A. in Public Policy Studies magna cum laude 2011; Phi Beta Kappa)