Divonne Smoyer

Divonne Smoyer

Partner

Education

  • Harvard Law School, 1995, J.D., cum laude, Executive Editor of the Harvard Women's Law Journal
  • Smith College, 1992, A.B., summa cum laude

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • Superior Court - District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court - New York

Divonne advises clients on a wide range of legal matters, with a particular focus on legal and policy matters involving state attorneys general (AGs). Divonne has extensive experience counseling major corporations through government investigations and litigation, as well as private litigation. She regularly represents Fortune 100 companies on high-stakes matters, and advises clients in a wide array of industries.

Divonne works with clients to avoid becoming the target of state investigations and to resolve issues before they become litigation. She is also an experienced legal advocate, ready to represent companies when litigation becomes inevitable.

In addition, Divonne regularly represents clients before state AGs and monitors policy and legal trends that may impact clients at The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), and Democratic and Republican Attorneys General Associations (DAGA and RAGA).

With a particular interest in privacy and data-loss issues, Divonne uses her experience as an IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) to help clients develop policies and strategies for complying with data privacy laws, and implementing industry best practices. She is particularly experienced helping clients cope with legal compliance and loss mitigation issues following a data loss.

Employment History

  • 2014 - Reed Smith

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Businesses as one of the country's top attorneys in her field
  • Accredited as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the IAPP
  • Serves on the Education Advisory Board of IAPP
  • Experience as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University Law School (ADR and Negotiation Seminars)