Joyce Smith

by LP Green, II
Joyce Smith
Partner & Chair of the San Francisco/ Palo Alto International Commercial Practice Group
Baker McKenzie

Joyce Smith is a Partner in the San Francisco office and Chair of the San Francisco/Palo Alto International Commercial Practice Group. She sits on the Firm’s Global Information Technology & Communications Steering Committee and the Regional International Commercial Practice Group Steering Committee. She also serves as the San Francisco/Palo Alto representative on the North America Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


Joyce began her career with Baker McKenzie as an international clerk working in the fi rm’s Amsterdam office in 1992. She joined the San Francisco/Palo Alto office in 1993 and became a partner in 2010. She was recently named one of The Recorder’s 2014 Women Leaders in Tech Law.


Joyce’s practice focuses on advising multinational companies on cross-border commercial transactions, IP and technology licensing, development and acquisitions, IP migrations for post-acquisition integrations and international tax reorganizations, implementation of international tax restructurings, FCPA compliance and due diligence, and other cross-border regulatory, compliance and commercial issues.


Joyce has represented clients ranging from startups to large multinational corporations in a variety of industries with a focus on technology, ecommerce and pharmaceuticals.

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