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Clark E. Smith

General Counsel

Clark E. Smith joined TABC as general counsel in 2017. Before joining the Commission, he worked in private practice representing clients in administrative proceedings, appellate litigation and public policy matters. His most recent public sector service was at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), where he served as a senior deputy to the chief counsel and executive commissioner. At HHSC, Smith managed an overhaul of the agency’s legal services system and rewrote agency administrative processes.

Smith practiced commercial and employment litigation in Houston before joining HHSC in 2015. He graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in 2004 and a Juris Doctor in 2008.