Ms Susan Smith > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
1350 I STREET, N.W., SUITE 1100
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property




Susan handles all phases of patent and trademark litigation, including motions practice, discovery, claim construction, trial, and appeal. In the patent area, she has had particular experience against non-practicing entities, achieving dismissal of complaints, orders of transfer to the client’s jurisdiction, favorable claim construction rulings, stays of litigation pending reexamination, and early summary judgment. Susan was named an “IP Star” and one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property.

For trademark clients, Susan conducts clearances, drafts opinions, prosecutes trademark applications, manages worldwide trademark portfolios, brings and defends enforcement matters, handles opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal board, and litigates in federal court. Susan has served as outside trademark counsel for some of the world’s leading brands, including Walmart, Apple, Volkswagen, DISH, Bosch and the United States Olympic Committee. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer by World Trademark Review 1000 in the areas of “enforcement & litigation” and “prosecution & strategy” (2015). She has also received recognition from The US Legal 500 in the area of “Intellectual Property – Trademarks: litigation” (2013, 2016-2017) and “Intellectual Property – Trademarks: non-contentious” (2014-2017).


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Maryland State Bar Association


  • JD, Washington University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • BA, Brown University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP handles a broad range of contentious matters with a track record that spans district and federal courts in addition to the TTAB. Jeff Dodd operates from Houston and jointly heads the practice with New York-based Edward Colbert. Susan Smith in Washington DC is recommended, while James Rosini is another key name from the New York office.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is adept in portfolio management, prosecutions and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings. Edward Colbert and Susan Smith are the key names in Washington DC, with Colbert chairing the practice alongside Houston-based Jeff Dodd. New York-based James Rosini is also recommended.