John F. “Sandy” Smith has devoted himself to community service in the areas of education, diversity and healthcare. He also chairs the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences at Stanford University (IRiSS) and serves on the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR.) He is on the boards of the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia, the Paideia School, Prevent Blindness Georgia, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Carter Center. Smith was founding Chair of Odyssey Atlanta, a joint venture of The Westminster Schools and the Atlanta Public Schools, providing summer educational enrichment opportunities for K-12 students.
Sandy Smith of Womble Carlyle is a senior partner in Womble Carlyle’s Corporate and Securities Group. He works in the firm's Atlanta office and was instrumental in opening the firm’s Silicon Valley office. With the help of his team, he provides full service capability for unique business plans and goals, and this is something of which he is proud. He also launched and hosts Womble Carlyle’s Thought Leader Speaker Series, which brings in top business and academic innovators for candid discussions on a variety of topics.
"I value being called on, or being able to call on business leaders in all walks of life and a variety of industries to be their trusted advisor,” Smith says. “Womble Carlyle’s core values of ‘Integrity, Devotion to Client and Respect for the Individual’ help us develop lasting relationships as trusted advisors.”
He is ranked as a Super Lawyer and listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Chambers USA includes him among the nation’s top Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers.
John F. “Sandy” Smith of Womble Carlyle graduated from Stanford University and served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees. He holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and has served as a member of the MBA Advisory Board and as a lecturer and executive in residence at that institution, and at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.