- www.: mckoolsmith.com
- Managing Partner: Mike McKool
- Number of partners: 89
- Number of lawyers: 185
Main Areas of Practice:
Complex Commercial Litigation:
McKool Smith’s commercial litigators are experienced in all facets of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving antitrust; appellate; arbitration; bankruptcy; business and stock valuation; class actions; contract; corporate governance; energy; fiduciary duty; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and whistleblower actions, among others. The firm’s attorneys have represented clients in complex commercial litigation in every available forum, including state and federal trials and appeals, and domestic and international mediations and arbitrations.
Intellectual Property Litigation:
McKool Smith’s 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. McKool Smith employs skilled and experienced trial lawyers with the legal and technical expertise necessary to persuade judges and juries who decide technologically complex issues. Many of the firm’s attorneys hold technical degrees and have previously worked as engineers or scientists, which offers clients an enhanced perspective in complex technological matters. Additionally, the firm’s attorneys include 10 former Federal Circuit clerks. In 2012, McKool Smith was named the top patent litigation firm in the south by Managing IP. The firm has also been named an “IP Firm of the Year” by Law360.
McKool Smith’s bankruptcy litigation practice focuses on the defense and prosecution of complex lawsuits arising under bankruptcy and related state and federal laws on behalf of 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 United States, and were among the first called before congress to provide insights on proposed changes to the Federal Bankruptcy Code.
White Collar Defense:
McKool Smith’s white collar defense practice is led by former federal prosecutors with decades of experience in virtually every type of government investigation and prosecution. The firm’s attorneys have represented both companies and individuals in a variety of white collar matters, including allegations involving securities fraud, insider trading, bank fraud, tax violations, antitrust violations, racketeering, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), environmental violations, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), government procurement violations, insurance fraud, political corruption, and criminal antirust investigations. The firm’s attorneys also effectively guide major corporations, boards, and committees through sensitive internal investigations.
McKool Smith represents international clients in U.S. courts and international arbitration proceedings. The firm has represented many international businesses in countries across the globe, including Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
McKool Smith clients have included Affiliated Computer Systems; American Airlines; Ericsson, Inc.; Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac); HM Capital; Hunt Oil; KB Home; Koch Industries; Halliburton; Hunter Douglas; Lennox International, Inc.; Lockheed Martin; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Medtronic, Inc.; Novartis; Oaktree Capital Management; Rambus, Inc.; State of New Mexico; TiVo, Inc.; Toll Brothers; US Synthetic Corp.; and Versata Software, among others.