Zachary D. Smith

As a member of the Complex Litigation practice group, Zachary brings his expertise in discovery, statistics, and big data to every dispute.
Zachary Smith, Associate at Arent Fox

Zachary assists clients with employment, trademark, and complex litigation matters. He also has experience with corpus linguistics, a cutting edge legal tool that looks at large data sets of word usage to interpret statutes, regulations, contracts, patents, and other legal documents. He has explained complex regression models in simple terms for a trial, having experience in quantitative analysis and econometrics, including developing, interpreting, and challenging complex statistical models.

Previous Work

Before joining the Complex Litigation group, Zachary was a summer associate at Arent Fox, gaining hands-on training and experience with the Complex Litigation team at the firm. He also worked as a summer associate at Becket Law, defending the rights of religious minorities.

In addition, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Robert T. Numbers, II of the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, where he worked on a range of criminal and civil discovery issues. Finally, he worked as a judicial intern to Justice Thomas Rex Lee and Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court.

Life Beyond the Law

When he’s not working, Zachary enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife, exploring the outdoors, and rooting for his hometown Arizona sports teams.

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Virginia Bar
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Education
    Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
    magna cum laude
    Brigham Young University
    magna cum laude