Elliott M. Smith

Partner, New York


“Elliott is a very strong securities lawyer - one of the best in the industry.” “He has a strong knowledge of IPO and SPAC markets, and a good general knowledge of commercial matters and cross-border initiatives.” “Elliott is highly commercial and always available.”


Elliott Smith is a partner at White & Case, and a member of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice.

Elliott’s practice focuses on advising clients on corporate and securities matters, including IPOs, follow-on offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. Elliott has particular experience representing SPACs and their sponsor teams in IPOs and back-end business combinations. 

Elliott also advises public companies on corporate governance matters and compliance with federal securities laws, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

Bars and Courts
New York
The Catholic University of America

Columbus School of Law

San Francisco State University


Elliott's experience includes:

SPAC Initial Public Offerings

  • Represented Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Guggenheim Securities, LLC as representatives of the underwriters on Pontem Corporation's US$690 million IPO
  • Represented Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. in its US$575 million IPO
  • Represented Fusion Acquisition Corp. II in its US$435million IPO
  • Represented Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corp. in its US$414 IPO
  • Represented BYTE Acquisition Corp. in its US$300 million IPO

SPAC Business Combinations

  • Represented Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp. in its US$3.5 billion business combination with Skillz, Inc.
  • Represented Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. in its US$2.642 billion business combination with HMAN Group Holdings Inc., the parent company of The Hillman Group, Inc. (pending)
  • Represented Fusion Acquisition Corp. in its US$2.4 billion business combination with MoneyLion, Inc. (pending)
  • Represented dMY Technology Group, Inc. in its US$1.78 billion business combination with Rush Street Interactive, LP
  • Represented Netfin Acquisition Corp. in its US$674 million cross-border business combination with Triterras Fintech Pte Ltd
Awards and Recognition

Band 2, Chambers USA, 2022-2021, SPACs