Sydney Smith, a counsel in the Washington, D.C. office, has decades of experience and expertise in pre-merger notification compliance. She counsels clients on the antitrust implications of their business activities.

Ms. Smith has significant experience with international and cross-border transactions. She regularly advises clients on clearance strategy and coordinates US and international merger control filings and clearance efforts. She has been deeply involved in pre-merger notification compliance throughout her career and specializes in Hart-Scott-Rodino analysis and filings.

Ms. Smith also advises clients on specific terms in contracts related to antitrust issues, due diligence and integration planning issues. She has obtained clearance of numerous mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures from the US Department of Justice / Federal Trade Commission Clearance Agreement. Ms. Smith has worked with a broad range of industries including: oil and gas, private equity, master limited partnerships, engineering, construction products, information systems and networking, retail, groceries, food service distribution, chemicals and educational publishing.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, George Washington University Law School, 1987
  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 1974