Doug Smith, The Samburu Project Board Member

Doug Smith is an attorney …

with the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  He has a diverse trial and appellate practice that has concentrated on tax-related class actions, securities, civil and criminal insider trading, and antitrust.  Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Smith gained extensive federal government service, including with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, the Department of Justice, the FDIC, Freddie Mac, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate.  He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Beverly B. Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Honorable Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Monica M. Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Mr. Smith holds a law degree from William & Mary School of Law, and a Master's degree in International Political Economics and Bachelor's degrees in Politics and International Economics and Finance from the Catholic University of America.  Mr. Smith co-founded and served on the board of directors of Global Playground, an international nonprofit focused on promoting cross-cultural dialogue and improving education in developing countries.  He also currently serves on the board of Reframe Labs, a nonprofit incubator that helps bring innovative schools to Los Angeles.