Austin Smithers is Netspend’s lead legal counsel. Smithers is responsible for supervising an in-house legal staff consisting of three attorneys and eight paralegals/analysts, as well as managing the legal budget for Netspend. Netspend legal is responsible for drafting terms and conditions, reviewing marketing collateral and other consumer facing materials, applying for and maintaining money transmission licenses, resolving cardholder claims, processing subpoenas and assisting law enforcement. Prior to joining Netspend, Smithers worked for Baker Botts L.L.P. as an attorney in their corporate division. Smithers holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Texas and a doctor of jurisprudence, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas Tech School of Law.