Stephen L. Smay (Retired)


Mr. Smay retired from the firm as of January 2022. Mr. Smay is a founding member of Osman & Smay LLC. Mr. Smay has nearly 50 years of legal and management experience. Prior to moving to New York City, Mr. Smay was an Associate Professor teaching business law at Michigan State University. He then practiced on Wall Street in the area of securities law and spent two years as Assistant to the President of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served for 5 years as Director of Grant Development for the American Bar Association and for more than 20 years he was the Executive Director for the state bar of Wisconsin. He was also Director of Bar Association Relations for Aspen Legal Publishers. His significant business and legal experience has provided insight and guidance to the practice of employment law for the benefit of employees.


  • Assistant Professor of Business Law, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Associate Attorney, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, NY
  • Executive Assistant to the President, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY
  • Director of Grant Development and Administration, American Bar Association, Chicago IL
  • Executive Director, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Director of Bar Association Relations, Aspen Publishers, New York, NY

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia


  • Education: J.D., University of Michigan, Magna Cum Laude (1968)
  • B.A., Political Science, Drake University, Phi Beta Kappa (1966)

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