Mary Leslie Smith

Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

Mary Leslie Smith

Mary Leslie Smith

Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

Biography

Leslie Smith is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Smith litigates a range of commercial matters at both the trial and appellate levels in both federal and state courts. Her franchising and distribution practice provides clients with counseling and litigation services, from initial negotiations through resolution, including mediation, arbitration and trial. Ms. Smith has represented franchisors and distributors in a variety of commercial disputes involving trademarks, trade secrets, covenants not to compete and vicarious liability claims. She is the managing partner of the Miami office and a member of the Distribution & Franchise Practice.

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Career Highlights

Foley & Lardner LLP

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2272

Number of Boards

1

Number of Awards

3

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Founder at Women Presidents' Organization

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Partner at Foley Ventures LLC

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Founder at Linda A Hamilton, CPA PLLC

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Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Managing Partner, Orlando at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Co-Chair, National Transactional & Securities Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Partner at Foley Ventures LLC

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Partner at Foley Ventures LLC

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Of Counsel at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Office Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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April 22, 2018
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March 5, 2013
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Mary Leslie Smith
Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
Education
J.D. with Honors
Class of 1988

The mission of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is to achieve excellence in educating professionals, advancing legal scholarship, serving the public, and fostering justice. We aspire to prepare lawyers to serve their clients, the justice system, and the public with a high level of accomplishment and a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession. We strive to provide students with a well-rounded legal education. Our curriculum is designed to teach students about the law and to help them develop the skills necessary to use that knowledge in practice. Our goal is for our graduates to possess the core competencies essential to embark on the practice of law.

M.A.
Class of 1981

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

B.A., cum laude
Class of 1979

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs.

Member
Current

Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (“WPO”) is a non-profit 501(c) (6) organization formed to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs, and to promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The WPO is the premier membership organization for women presidents & CEOs (and managing directors) of privately held, multi-million dollar companies. Through global, confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups, the WPO accelerates business growth, enhances competitiveness, and promotes economic security. It is the ultimate destination for successful women entrepreneurs.

Career History
Managing Partner
Current

Foley & Lardner LLP provide legal services. It provides corporate governance, compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor, employment, intellectual property, IP litigation and tax services. The firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, San Diego, Del Mar, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (“WPO”) is a non-profit 501(c) (6) organization formed to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs, and to promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The WPO is the premier membership organization for women presidents & CEOs (and managing directors) of privately held, multi-million dollar companies. Through global, confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups, the WPO accelerates business growth, enhances competitiveness, and promotes economic security. It is the ultimate destination for successful women entrepreneurs.

Awards & Honors
Martindale-Hubbell - AV® Peer Review Rating
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of Florida
Admitted to practice law in Florida state
Other Affiliations

Mary Leslie Smith is affiliated with Foley & Lardner LLP, Women Presidents' Organization

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