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Leland Smith


Washington, D.C.

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Leland Smith


Washington, D.C.

Leland helps clients navigate a wide range of cross-border transactions and regulations that underpin the financial markets.

He has experience working with large financial institutions, sovereigns and hedge funds as well as industry experience working for a major energy company. Leland gained public-sector experience during law school in the office of a Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner and at the U.S. Treasury Department in International Affairs. Leland was a U.S. Army officer and rose to the rank of Captain.

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Capital Markets


Washington, D.C.

1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

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Bar Admissions:

New York

District of Columbia


JD, Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 2020 (Cum Laude)

Master of Marine Affairs (MAF), The University of Rhode Island, 2017 (Focus: International Ocean Law, Sovereign approaches Water Economics)

BS, Political Science & Mechanical Engineering Track, United States Military Academy at West Point, 2007

Published work