Neil T Smith was a senior counsel in the Boston regional office of the SEC's FCPA unit.
Smith obtained his law degree from Boston College Law School. He worked for financial consultancy Adventis for a year before eventually joining Goodwin Procter as an associate in 2001. He had a brief stint as partner at Berluti & McLaughlin (now BMK Legal) in 2010, lasting four months, before he moved to the SEC.
During his time at the SEC, Smith worked on several notable FCPA cases, including in 2016 the agency's first foreign bribery enforcement action against a hedge fund, Och-Ziff Capital Management. The case also stood out because both the CEO and CFO were reprimanded by the SEC for failing to prevent the alleged bribery.
In July 2017, Smith left the regulator to join K&L Gates as a partner in Boston.