B.A., College of William and Mary; J.D. George Washington University Law School
Brian Smith is an associate at Covington & Burling LLP. He advises clients on matters before Congress, the executive branch, and independent agencies. He has significant experience in crisis management, where he develops political, legal, and media strategies for clients dealing with high-profile matters presenting complex risks.
Mr. Smith has experience with a wide variety of subject matters before the government, including international trade and affairs, immigration, aviation, clean energy and climate, and telecommunications policy. He has frequently prepared senior corporate officials for testimony before Congress, including executives of several Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, health care, and technology sectors. Mr. Smith also has significant experience in legislative drafting; he
has prepared bills enacted by Congress and nearly every state legislature.
Prior to working at Covington, Mr. Smith was Assistant to the Special Counsel to President Clinton. At the White House, he handled matters related to four independent counsel investigations, a Justice Department task force investigation, two major oversight investigations by the House of Representatives and the Senate, and several other congressional oversight investigations.
Mr. Smith gradated with highest honors from the George Washington University Law School in 2002. He received the Anne Wells Branscomb Award for graduating first in the class of evening law students. He was Senior Managing Editor of the George Washington Law Review, and served as a member of the Moot Court Board. He received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary.