Chad Smith

Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Career Associate

Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)

Chad Smith is a litigation attorney and is a member of the firm's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group in Orrick's Wheeling office.  Chad's practice focuses on high stakes general commercial litigation and product liability litigation, often involving multiple parties.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chad worked as a personnel analyst in city government, and served as a Research Assistant on a recently published evidence textbook. Chad was a summer associate with Orrick in 2017, and he is a December 2017 graduate of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, where he was an Articles Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. Chad also received a CALI Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance Law and Business Bankruptcy.  He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, majoring in Economics and Political Science.

    • Represents Plaintiffs in actions pending in federal district court against major life insurance companies regarding their cost of insurance rate increases on universal life insurance policies.  
    • Represents major loan servicer in class action regarding pricing of valuation services.
    • Worked with a national company in regulatory compliance review of their marketing materials.  
    • Assisted in drafting a brief to a state supreme court challenging the state's adoption of its execution protocol.
    • Staffed on a matter that won a Financial Times innovation award for its ability to deliver novel solutions for business processes.