Andrea Clark Smith is an Associate Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President Employment Law, Labor Relations & Physician Contracting for UPMC. At UPMC, Andrea leads a team of employment, labor, immigration, HR compliance and physician/health law specialists. Her law practice focuses on nearly every element of the employee/employer experience. In addition to her legal practice, Andrea has led significant diversity and inclusion efforts including serving as Manager of both UPMC’s and American Airlines’ Minority Counsel Programs, serving on the UPMC Corporate/International Executive Employee Experience team and serving as Co-Executive Sponsor for UPMC’s Employees of Color Employee Resources Group.
Andrea completed her undergraduate work at Spelman College and received her law degree from Emory University School of Law. In 2019, she was identified by Savoy magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America. In 2021, Andrea was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and in 2022 Andrea was honored as a Diversity and Inclusion champion by PA Women Work and inducted into the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Women of Excellence – class of 2022.