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With more than 160 trial lawyers across offices in Austin,
Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, and Washington, D.C., McKool
Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms.
Since 2006, the firm has secured 11 nine-figure jury verdicts and 13 eight-figure
jury verdicts. The firm has won more National
Law Journal and VerdictSearch “Top 100 Verdicts” over the last 10 years
than any other law firm in the country. Courtroom successes like these have
earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one
of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith
represents leading clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual
property, insurance recovery, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Complex Commercial Litigation:
McKool Smith’s commercial litigators handle antitrust, appellate,
arbitration, bankruptcy, consumer protection, contract, corporate governance, energy,
fiduciary duty, real estate, securities, shareholder, and whistleblower litigation.
The firm has represented clients in every conceivable venue, including state
and federal trial and appellate courts and domestic and international arbitral
Our courtroom track record in intellectual property cases is
unrivaled. The firm represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property
litigation, including patent litigation, ITC/Section 337 disputes and
investigations, copyright, trademark and false advertising litigation, and
trade secret disputes. Many of the firm’s attorneys hold technical degrees and
have previously worked as engineers or scientists, and our ranks include six
former Federal Circuit clerks. McKool Smith was named “IP Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation for the second
consecutive year, “Intellectual Property Group of the Year” by Law360 and “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year”
by Managing IP[DB1].
Insurance Recovery Litigation:
McKool Smith’s award-winning insurance recovery practice comprises
more than 30 trial lawyers across offices in New York, Texas and California.
For more than 30 years, the team has represented corporate policyholders in
high-stakes coverage and liability disputes against their insurance providers.
Collectively, the firm’s lawyers have obtained more than $10 billion in
insurance-related recoveries for clients across a broad range of industries,
including manufacturing, chemicals, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals,
financial services, education, and healthcare, among others.
Our bankruptcy litigators prosecute and defend complex
lawsuits arising under bankruptcy and related state and federal laws on behalf
of trustees, debtors, creditors’ committees and other parties. The firm also
represents clients in complex reorganization proceedings and out-of-court
restructurings. McKool Smith’s attorneys have litigated complex multi-party
disputes in courtrooms and forums throughout the U.S. and were among the first
called before Congress to provide insights on proposed changes to the Federal
White Collar Defense:
McKool Smith’s white collar practice is led by former
federal prosecutors with decades of experience in virtually every type of
government enforcement action. We have represented both companies and
individuals in a variety of criminal matters, including allegations involving
securities fraud, insider trading, bank fraud, tax violations, price fixing and
other antitrust violations, racketeering, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
(FCPA), environmental violations, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC),
government procurement violations, insurance fraud, and political corruption.
The firm’s attorneys also regularly serve as court-appointed monitors and guide
major corporations, boards and committees through sensitive internal
McKool Smith represents international clients in US courts
and international arbitration proceedings. The firm has represented many multinational
corporations in countries across the globe, including Canada, Germany, the
Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the UK.
McKool Smith clients include American Airlines, Ericsson,
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), Halliburton, Lennox
International, Nationstar, Nokia, ParkerVision, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, TIAA-CREF,
TiVo, and Verizon, among many others.
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