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Sheniece Smith
USC Gould School of Law

Sheniece Smith

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: June 3, 2022

Sheniece Smith currently serves as the first vice president general counsel for NorthBay Healthcare in Northern California, where she is responsible for building out the legal department and overseeing risk management. Prior to this role, she served as vice president general counsel for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, where she had direct oversight for legal, risk management, clinical information systems, and technical services and securities. Smith joined the Hannibal Regional team in 2019 after working at Children’s Hospital of Orange County for over 10 years in various roles, including chief of staff to the CEO and associate general counsel.

Smith is also a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law, where she developed and teaches a health law and policy course. She has a passion for helping the community and remains involved in volunteer activities to help underserved individuals. Her work has been recognized with the Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries Award presented by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare in 2021; by the Orange County Business Journal, which named her one of OC’s 500 most influential leaders in 2018; and by California State Senator Lou Correa, who presented her with the Women Making a Difference Award.   


Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”


Robin Craig
March, 2022

"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Klerman
March, 2022

“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Robin Craig
March, 2022

“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.