Stan Smith is Senior Vice President and General Counsel-Americas for Software AG USA, Inc., a global provider of software products and services. Mr. Smith’s responsibilities include providing legal counsel on a broad range of global and regional issues, particularly in the areas of licensing, M&A, product development, employment, competition, corporate governance, CSR, contract management, and litigation. Mr. Smith and his team have developed in-house solutions to optimize in-house legal resources, including automatic contract generation applications and tools to track analytics concerning the efficiency, accuracy, rapidity, and customer satisfaction of services provided to Software AG’s teams. The Association of Corporation Counsel named Software AG and Mr. Smith’s team as 2018 Value Champions in recognition of their development of these applications and tools. Mr. Smith has lectured on legal topics relating to in-house practice and building relationships with outside legal service providers, and is a member of several professional committees and practice groups, including the ABA Business Law Section’s Corporate Social Responsibility Law Committee. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.