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Elizabeth Smith


Elizabeth Smith

Executive Compensation
New York

Associate in our Executive Compensation practice.

Elizabeth’s practice focuses on advising public and private company clients on a wide range of executive compensation matters, including in the context of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs and other transactions. She also advises clients on the design and implementation of equity and cash incentive compensation and retention arrangements; the negotiation of employment, severance and change in control agreements; and compensation-related corporate governance and disclosure matters.


J.D., New York University School of Law
  • summa cum laude
  • Law Review Alumni Association Award
  • Order of the Coif
  • Executive Editor, New York University Law Review
B.A., History, Princeton University

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2019

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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