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Harvard Law School, J.D., 2021

Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2018; Phi Beta Kappa


Elizabeth Smith is a corporate attorney whose practice focuses on employee benefits, executive compensation and corporate transactions.

Elizabeth works with clients to structure and maintain their tax-qualified retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and pension plans, to support their employees’ retirement planning goals. She also counsels clients on a broad range of issues related to cafeteria plans, health and welfare plans, and wellness programs, including with regard to ERISA, HIPAA and ACA compliance. With respect to both retirement plans and health and welfare plans, Elizabeth advises clients on prudent fiduciary governance practices and negotiates clients’ contracts with plan service providers.

In addition, Elizabeth represents individuals, startups, public and private companies, and private equity firms in a range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financings.

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