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Biography PhotoWilliam A. Smith II
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Reliance History
2015-Present: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
2013-2015: Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Prior Experience
2009-2013: Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Metals USA
2005-2008: Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Director of Corporate Development, Cross Match Technologies, Inc.
1999-2005: Partner, Corporate and Securities Practice Group, DLA Piper

Education
JD, Georgetown University Law Center
AB, Georgetown University

Will Smith became Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in May 2015. Will joined Reliance as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary following Reliance’s acquisition of Metals USA in 2013. As Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Metals USA, Will managed the company’s 2010 initial public offering and other corporate and transactional matters. Before Metals USA, Will was Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Director of Corporate Development for an international biometric technology company. Prior to that, he was a Partner in the Corporate & Securities practice group of DLA Piper. A stint as a Foreign Lawyer in in Seoul, Korea representing and counseling multinational corporations and engaging in a variety of commercial transactions also contributed to Will’s extensive domestic and international M&A experience. Will earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his A.B. from Georgetown University.