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  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2019, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Chicago, 2014

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  • Not a member of the DC Bar. Practicing under the direct supervision of a DC Bar member.
  • New York

Government Experience

Extern, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel

Lauren G. Smith

Associate, Washington, D.C.
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Lauren Smith joined Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington, D.C. office in 2020. Ms. Smith is an Associate in the firm’s Tax Controversy and Business, Investment & Transactional Tax practice groups.


Ms. Smith’s practice centers on assisting individuals and businesses on a range of complex tax matters at all stages of disputes.


While at the University of Michigan Law School, Ms. Smith served as Contributing Editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She also worked as a student-attorney at the University of Michigan Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. During law school, Ms. Smith was an extern at the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel. Prior to joining Caplin & Drysdale, she provided tax structuring and planning advice on a wide variety of transactional matters at a global law firm.

Recent News

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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, U.S. Tax Update, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, September 9, 2021

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