Ben Smith is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Smith primarily represents clients in intellectual property litigation before the United States District Courts and the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). His experience includes matters spanning a wide range of technologies, including consumer electronics, wireless communications, semiconductor packaging, and pharmaceutical development.

Mr. Smith maintains an active pro bono practice, most recently advising individuals seeking asylum with the Border Protection Project.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Smith served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Robert J. Shelby of the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Mr. Smith also served as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah during his final year of law school at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Smith received his BS, cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Utah


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2020
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2014
    cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Kappa Nu

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese