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Heather J. Smith

Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Iowa State University

At Iowa State, Heather serves as lead counsel on employment matters including discrimination, harassment and retaliation, affirmative action, performance management, discipline, disability-related accommodations, FMLA, workers’ compensation, policy review, and contract review and development. Before transitioning to higher education, Heather worked as an assistant attorney general at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and as an associate in private practice at a workers’ compensation insurance defense firm. Heather holds a BA in Psychology and a BSBA in Management with a Human Resources emphasis from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also received her JD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.