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McKool Smith


McKool Smith - Dallas
  • 300 Crescent Court
  • Suite 1500
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Managing Principal: Mike McKool
  • Number of partners: 87
  • Number of lawyers: 189

Firm Overview:
With more than 185 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Over the past eight years, the firm has secured nine nine-figure jury verdicts, as well as eight eightfigure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch “Top 100 Verdicts” over the last seven 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, bankruptcy and white collar defense matters.

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.

IP 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 nine former Federal Circuit clerks. In 2015, McKool Smith was awarded “IP Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation. In 2014, the firm was named “Intellectual Property Group of the Year” by Law360 and “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” by Managing IP.

Bankruptcy Litigation:
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.

International Work:
McKool Smith represents international clients in US 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; Alcoa; 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; ParkerVision, Rambus, Inc.; State of New Mexico; Summit 6; TiVo, Inc.; Toll Brothers; US Synthetic Corp.; and Versata Software, among others.


  • 300 West 6th Street,
  • Suite 1700,
  • Austin,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 78701
  • Tel 512 692 8700
  • Fax 512 692 8744
  • 600 Travis Street,
  • Suite 7000,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel 713.485.7301
  • 104 E Houston Street,
  • Suite 300,
  • Marshall,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • Tel 903 923 9000
  • Fax 903 923 9099
  • 865 South Figueroa Street,
  • Suite 2900,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90017
  • Tel 213 694 1200
  • Fax 213 694 1234
  • 255 Shoreline Drive, Suite 500,
  • Redwood City,
  • Silicon Valley,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94065
  • Tel 650 394 1400
  • Fax 650 394 1422
  • One Bryant Park,
  • 47th Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10036
  • Tel 212 402 9400
  • Fax 212 402 9444
  • 1999 K Street,
  • NW Suite 600,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • DC 20006
  • Tel 202 370 8300
  • Fax 202 370 8344