Jeremy S. Smith is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He currently practices in the firm’s Privacy, Appellate and Constitutional Law, Litigation, Class Actions, and False Claims Act/Qui Tam Defense Practice Groups.
Mr. Smith has represented clients in a wide range of appellate matters in both state and federal courts, including appeals involving class certification, privacy, professional liability, and legal ethics. He has also defended clients in class actions across numerous substantive areas of law, including privacy, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), consumer fraud, and insurance law. Finally, Mr. Smith has substantial experience with the federal and state False Claims Acts, in both trial and appellate courts.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Smith served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen Cardone of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. He has also worked in the entertainment industry before law school where he wrote, directed, and produced commercials.
Mr. Smith graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. While attending law school, Mr. Smith taught two college law courses to staff and inmates at Auburn’s maximum-security prison. Mr. Smith also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. In 2003, he graduated cum laude and as a Renaissance Scholar from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Smith is an active member of his community and serves on the Associates Board of Teach for America – Los Angeles. He spends as much time as possible with his wife and two sons, and tries to hit a ski slope or a mountain bike trail as often as he can.
Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in the State of California, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and in the United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California.
Using the U.S. Supreme Courts recent decision in Frank v. Gaos as a starting point, this program will discuss recent trends in the law governing class member standing and the types of injuries that give rise to standing in different kinds of class ac...