Logan D. Smith



Logan Smith represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including securities class action lawsuits and other business litigation. He also defends clients in connection with federal criminal matters, regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings, and other government investigations. Mr. Smith has represented chief executive officers, chief financial officers, accountants, attorneys, public companies, private companies, and professional services firms in matters in jurisdictions throughout the country. He has represented clients in connection with investigations of securities fraud, insider trading, and books and records violations before government agencies such as the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additionally, he has served as counsel to receivers appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Mr. Smith has also maintained an active pro bono practice throughout his career, working on cases for individuals and nonprofit organizations. For example, Mr. Smith represented nonprofit organizations dedicated to the interests of pediatric patients by defending federal regulations that improve the number of drug treatment options available to children.

Prior to McNamara Smith LLP, Mr. Smith co-founded Alexander Smith, Ltd. and also spent much of his legal career working at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in Washington DC. Mr. Smith was a law clerk to the Honorable Ellen Segal Huvelle in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In 2000, Mr. Smith graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and received his masters in political theory from the University of Edinburgh in 1997. Mr. Smith graduated from Duke University, summa cum laude, in 1996. Since 2013, Mr. Smith has served as an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law, teaching a class in lawyering skills, legal writing, and professional responsibility.


  • Representing organization in defending against Complaint filed in federal district court alleging, among other things, violations of federal racketeering law and state conspiracy and malicious prosecution laws.
  • Representing former officer of public company in connection with government investigation and related securities fraud class action lawsuit, state litigation, and bankruptcy litigation.
  • Representing individual in connection with federal criminal charges of identity theft and fraud and negotiating plea agreement, resulting in sentence that departed from federal guidelines.
  • Representing organization bringing suit against insurance companies to secure coverage in connection with ongoing federal litigation.
  • Representing foreign corporation in civil litigation and bankruptcy proceedings in which global settlement was reached after successful partial summary judgment.
  • Representing individual in defending against SEC’s insider trading investigation, in which SEC brought no charges.
  • Representing receivers appointed by federal courts at the request of the SEC, the FTC, and the CFTC in litigation to recover funds on behalf of victims of Ponzi schemes and other frauds.
  • Representing in-house accountant at financial services corporation in connection with government investigation, resulting in settlement involving no fraud charges.
  • Representing former CFO of public corporation in connection with federal securities class action litigation in federal district court.
  • Representing law firm in successful defense of legal fees dispute before arbitration panel.
  • Representing nonprofit organizations in successful effort to reinstate FDA regulation imposing requirements on companies specifically to conduct pediatric testing (the “Pediatric Rule”).
  • Representing formerly pro se government employee at the request of federal district court in Title VII lawsuit and negotiating settlement for back pay and salary increase for employee.
  • Representing defense contractor employee in False Claims Act government investigation.


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit