After clerking for the Honorable James S. Holden, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, she received her LLM degree from Yale Law School in 1983. She has been associated with the firms of Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York, and Cummings and Lockwood in Stamford, Connecticut. She was a partner in the firm of Smiddy and Smiddy of Woodstock, Vermont, where she also served as director of BankNorth.
Supplement to Corporate Law and Practice, with Lawrence Cunningham, Published by PLI. (Practising Law Institute) (2008).
Corporate Law and Practice, with Lawrence Cunningham, George Washington University Law School, Published by PLI (Pratising Law Institute) (2007).
With Larry D. Soderquist and Lawrence A. Cunningham, Corporations and Other Business Organizations: Cases, Materials and Problems (LexisNexis 2005).
With Larry D. Soderquist and Lawrence A. Cunningham, 2004 Supplement for Corporations and Other Business Organizations: Cases, Materials and Problems (Lexis Law Publishing 2004).
With Larry D. Soderquist, Et al., Corporations and Other Business Organizations: Cases, Materials and Problems (Mitchie Co., 2001).
With Larry D. Soderquist, et al., Corporate Law and Practice (2d ed. 1999).
The Forum for Transnational and Comparative Legal Dialogue: A Brief History, in Life, Technology and Law, (C. Casonato, ed.), (Wolters Kluwer, It. 2007).
Responding to Professor Janda: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Regional Corporation as a Form of Social Enterprise, Vt L. Rev. (Fall 2006).
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Regional Corporation as a Form of Social Enterprise. Vol. 3, No. 3, Vermont Law Review, Spring 2006, p. 823.
An Essay on Professor Fronza’s Paper: Should Holocaust Denial be Criminalized, Vol. 3, No. 3, Vermont Law Review, Spring 2006, p. 645.
Corporate Reform in France: The Influence of Culture on Corporate Reform, 27 Vt. L. Rev. 879 (2003).
Enron, WorldCom and Their Aftermath: An Overview, 27 Vt. L. Rev. (2003).
Vermont Business Corporation Law: A Call for Much Needed Reform, 17 Vt. L. Rev. 1 (1992).
Judicial Nullification of State Statutes Restricting the Emancipation of Slaves: A Southern Court's Call for Reform, 42 S.C. L. Rev. 589 (1991).
Guardianship for the Adult: A Need for Due Process Protections in Vermont, 4 Vt. L. Rev. 95 (1979).
"Computer Law," in Encyclopedia of Computers (Kuhhver Pub. 1986).
"Choosing the Law and Forum for the Litigation of Disputes," in Toward a Law of Global Communications Networks (Ann Branscomb ed., 1985).
Testimony before Vermont Legislature re amendments to Vermont Business Corporation Law and on digital organizations (March 2007).
Invited speaker, panel on Student Exchange Programs, Association of American Law Schools 2007 annual meeting (January 2007).
Panelist, "Law and Digital Organizations," International Conference for New Institutional Economics (Sep. 2006).
Panelist, "Making Cooperation Stable––The Role of Law in Digital Organizations," Harvard University Berkman Institute for Law and Society/Gruter Institute Conference on Digital Institutions (May 2006).
Panelist, "The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Regional Corporation as a Form of Social Enterprise," Forum for Transnational Dialogue, Accommodating Differences (Sept. 2005).
Presenter, "Digital Institutions," Harvard University Berkman Institute for Law and Society/Gruter Institute Workshop (May 2005).
Organizer, Panelist, and Commentator for Vermont Law School Conference on "Enron, WorldCom, and Their Aftermath" (Sept. 2002).
Awards & Accomplishments
Other Accomplishments or Activities
Advisor to Vermont Legislature re proposed amendments to Vt. Corporate Code regarding Corporate Shareholder Rights (January 2006).
Moderator, Panel on Sovereignty, Solutions Conference, Vermont Law School (April 2006).
Reporter for Vermont, ABA Project on State Limited Partnership Laws (Prentice Hall 1992–93).