Chicago, IL November 2, 2012 — The law firm of Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim Ltd (BUPD law) announces that Shelley Smith has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a Litigation Team Leader where she will lead one of the firm’s commercial litigation teams.
Ms. Smith has tried cases in state and federal courts across the country in a broad range of matters. Her experience includes civil and criminal antitrust actions, bankruptcy proceedings, and patent and trademark infringement litigation. Ms. Smith has worked with clients in a broad range of industries including real estate, financial services, and manufacturing.
“BUPD law is delighted to have Shelley Smith join the firm as she brings extensive commercial litigation experience and the reputation of being an intelligent, responsive and effective lawyer and client advocate,” said managing partner Michael Delrahim. “We have built BUPD law and its reputation by understanding client needs and zealously advocating on behalf of clients when structuring a transaction, negotiating or in court. Ms. Smith’s experience and client service approach are aligned with our core values,” said Mr. Delrahim.
Most recently, Ms. Smith was with the Chicago law firm of Belongia Shapiro LLC. She has served as a visiting law professor teaching Contracts, Commercial Law, Global and Electronic Contracting, Negotiations and ADR at Florida State University, Marquette University, Thurgood Marshall University and Southern Illinois University School of Law. She was a partner with Jenner & Block, where she spent 17 years. She started her legal career with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.
She has received the top AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was named an Illinois Super Lawyer for Antitrust.
Ms. Smith received her Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1988, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and the Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities in 1984, summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she graduated as valedictorian and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.