Brantley Smith

Associate

Overview

Brantley Smith is a litigation associate at Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Brantley represents public and private companies in a variety of commercial matters, including trade secrets, environmental, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and franchise litigation. He has experience in all aspects of litigation matters, including case assessment, electronic discovery, motion practice, depositions, settlement negotiations, trial and appeals.

During law school, Brantley was a summer associate in Foley’s Dallas office. He also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable A. Joe Fish of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2018)
    • Staff editor, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
  • The University of Texas (B.A., 2014)
    • Major, history
    • Major, government
    • Minor, business

Publications

  • Contributor, “The Franchise Rule and State Franchise Requirements (TX),” Thomson Reuters Practical Law Commercial Transactions (September 21, 2020)
  • Co-author, “Tips for Working Remotely as an Associate, Parts 1 & 2,” American Bar Association (August 26, 2020)
  • Contributor, “The Franchise Rule and State Franchise Requirements (TX),” Thomson Reuters Practical Law Commercial Transactions (September 30, 2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Admissions

  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Insights

Just Waiving Away: Franchisees Release Their Own Claims Against Franchisor
18 June 2020
Legal News: Distribution & Franchise
Privacy and Procedural Issues with Lawsuits in the Coronavirus Era
14 April 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business