David C. Smith is the Virginia Bankers Association Professor of Commerce at the University of Virginia and Associate Dean for Center Development & Research at the McIntire School of Commerce. Professor Smith’s areas of expertise include corporate valuation, restructuring and bankruptcy, leveraged finance, and distressed investing. He has presented his research at universities and conferences around the world and published in leading academic journals. Professor Smith has worked as a testifying finance expert on cases related to company valuation, bankruptcy, corporate debt instruments, securities violations, pension funding, and distressed debt trading.

Professor Smith currently teaches a fourth-year course on corporate restructuring and distressed debt investing. He has also taught courses on corporate finance, valuation, and fixed income to undergraduates and MBA students. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, He was an Economist in the International Finance Division of the Federal Reserve Board and an Assistant Professor at the Norwegian Business School.