December 4, 2022

Volume XII, Number 338

Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith is an associate in the Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation practice group, focusing his practice on complex civil and criminal litigation, government enforcement, and white collar criminal defense. Mr. Smith is also a member of the firm’s Commercial Disputes group.

Mr. Smith represents clients in federal and state courts, principally in matters involving the Department of Justice and federal antitrust class actions. He also has experience in conducting internal investigations for major domestic and international corporations in response to Department of Justice investigations and subpoenas. In this role, he has participated in the preparation of investigation reports, the interviewing of senior executives, and the management of complex international electronic-discovery collection, review, and production.

Primary Practice

  • Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation

Secondary Practices

  • Class Action Litigation Defense

  • Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes

  • White Collar Crime


  • J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2015, (cum laude; Articles Editor, Executive Board, Northwestern University Law Review)
  • M.A., Dartmouth College, 2009, (summa cum laude)
  • B.A., Illinois State University, 2006, (summa cum laude)
  • B.A., Illinois State University, 2004, (summa cum laude)

He is admitted to practice in Illinois, US Eastern District of Michigan, and US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

Articles in the National Law Review database by Brian J. Smith