Monica H. Smith represents companies in complex commercial and intellectual property disputes, including false advertising, breach of contract, trade secrets, trademark, and patent matters. Over the years, she has developed particular experience in consumer class actions challenging the labeling and advertising of consumer goods. Clients in the consumer products, technology, and energy industries benefit from her trial experience in a variety of forums, both federal and state. Outside the courtroom, Monica provides strategic counseling to her clients, with a particular emphasis on counseling in the product labeling space.
Monica is also dedicated to her community and maintains an active pro bono practice. As first-chair trial attorney, she secured demolition of a notorious drug and prostitution house in West Dallas. She received D CEO's Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award for her work on that matter. She is a Director for the Dallas Women Lawyers Association where she leads Membership efforts for the organization, and previously served as a Director for the Dallas Young Lawyers Association.
Before joining Baker Botts, Monica served as law clerk to the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Monica is a Dallas native and graduate of the Hockaday School, where she has served on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors.