Legal Media Pundit

Mark Smith at Fox News Founding partner Mark W. Smith frequently has appeared as an expert legal analyst throughout the national media and appears regularly on CNN, the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, The Fox Business Network, and CNBC. He has also been the subject of numerous articles in The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, The New York Observer, The National Law Journal, Slate, The Hill and ABC News' The Note.

He is a frequent guest commentator regarding legal and political issues on national media shows, such as 360° with Anderson Cooper, The O'Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, The Glenn Beck Show, Paula Zahn Now, C-SPAN's After Words, Campbell Brown, Hannity & Colmes, Dayside,  handles Payne, Neil Cavuto, The Glenn Beck Show, The Dennis Miller Show, CBS Nightly News, Court TV's Catherine Crier Live, CNN's Out in the Open, and The Jackie Mason Show.

With his knowledge of legal and political issues, Mark has been invited to speak as a national radio personality in every major media market in the United States with appearances in radio outlets such as Clear Channel Communications, XM Radio, Sirius Radio, WPR, WABC (New York), Fox News Radio, KRLA (Los Angeles), WRKO (Boston), America's Talk Satellite Network (Florida), WKAT (Miami), WIND (Chicago), KNTS (San Francisco), KSKY (Dallas), KLUP (San Antonio), KPIT (Pittsburgh), KNTP (Philadelphia), CourtTV Radio and Salem Communications. 

During the 2016 election season, the Firm's lawyers participated in public discussions and debates on various election-related topics, including the upcoming Presidential election and associated legal and policy issues. Interested members of the media should direct their inquiries concerning Mr. Smith's political observations to press@svlaw.com .

Public Appearances

Mark Smith has spoken at many business, legal and political events and conferences and has spoken at a number of prestigious venues, such as the The Women's National Republican Club in New York , Columbia University, The King's College , National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Yale University, and the Cornell Club in New York City.  Mr. Smith has spoken at events with U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Donald Trump, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Suze Orman, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, economist Art Laffer, authors Charles Murray, George Gilder, and Dinesh D’Souza, and Wall Street Journal editors Steven Moore, John Fund and James Taranto, among others.


High Profile Legal Cases



Mr. Smith has handled many high profile matters that have received coverage throughout the national media. He has also been involved in numerous high profile commercial litigations involving companies such as A.I.G., Bank of America, Wachovia, Adelphia Communications Corp, Talk Miramax, and the U.S. Trust Company. As co-counsel in a federal jury trial, Mr. Smith won a million-dollar judgment for his clients in a precedent-setting case that captured the cover of the The New York Times.
 
A Co-Op Must Pay $640,000 The New York TimesMr. Smith successfully represented a group of African-American hair braiders in a highly publicized constitutional challenge to New York state economic regulations. The Battle of the Braid Brigade The New York Times. Mr. Smith handled a litigation concerning Matt Drudge, The Drudge Report, Tina Brown and Talk Miramax. Off the Record The New York Observer. Mr. Smith represented Texas state legislators before the United States Supreme Court. See Phillips v. Washington Legal Foundation, U.S. Supreme Court, October 1997 Term, Docket No. 96-1578. 



Selected publications

Mark Smith is The New York Times bestselling author of several books that have received national media coverage ranging from prime time television segments to full page stories in national newspapers.

      Read a sample chapter from one of Mr. Smith's books here:

Why America Must Defend Its Friend Israel