Craig N. Smetko is Of Counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group.
Prior to joining Kelly Hart, Craig was Of Counsel in the Corporate Finance Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP. Preceding Chapman and Cutler LLP, Mr. Smetko served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary in the Law Department of BNSF Railway Company. He was employed at BNSF and its predecessor companies for over 25 years and handled the corporate secretary function for the Board of Directors of the then publicly-traded parent company, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, a Fortune 200 company, from 2001 to 2009 as the Assistant Secretary. His other responsibilities included corporate governance and general corporate matters, finance, equipment acquisition and leasing, and a broad range of sophisticated contractual matters for the Strategic Sourcing and Technology Services departments, including software development agreements. Mr. Smetko also practiced in the real estate department at Rudnick & Wolfe (now DLA Piper) from 1984 to 1990.