About Robert E. Smith

Robert E. Smith has more than 40 years of experience litigating complex commercial and business matters of all kinds. He is now a member of Katten's Private Wealth group and serves as the executor/trustee of a number of substantial estates and trusts.

Practice Focus

  • Corporate governance
  • Securities litigation and enforcement
  • Appellate and trial court litigation and arbitration
  • Public and private funds
  • Product and tort liability litigation
  • Financial services litigation
  • Fiduciary litigation

Representative Experience

  • Represented engineered product manufacturer in the US Supreme Court in a case that established a significant product liability precedent.
  • Represented client through two jury trials and appeals to the Second Circuit in the successful defense of product liability claims originally exceeding $800 million relating to the manufacture and operation of generators at a nuclear power plant.