“At McKool Smith, everyone
plays a valuable role in the
success of the firm. Everyone
deserves respect.”Mike McKool
  • Associate, Austin (Law Clerk to Hon. Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts)

    "It was only my second year at the firm, and I was assigned to take a witness at one of the largest patent cases in the United States.  I was one of only a handful of women to speak at the hearing, and the youngest attorney to conduct a direct examination.  And it was fun.  Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be litigating patent cases.  But here I am, and I love it." More ›

  • Associate, New York (Alexander Fellow: Law Clerk to Hon. Colleen McMahon, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York)

    "I joined McKool Smith as a lateral associate because I wanted to focus on IP litigation while at the same time getting real, hands-on experience.  In my interviews, I mentioned that one such experience that I was both ready and eager to have was to take depositions.  Well, my interviewers did not forget that, and when I joined the firm, I was assigned to a case that was in the midst of discovery — and just three months later, I took my first deposition, followed by many more soon after."  More ›

  • Associate, Dallas

    "I came to McKool Smith because I wanted to get substantive experience in big cases early on in my career.  I have not been disappointed.  In my first two years, I represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases against leading technical industry players.  I took and defended, by myself, over 20 depositions." More ›

  • Associate, Austin (Law Clerk to Hon. Arthur J. Gajarsa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Hon. Leonard E. Davis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas)

    "My experience over the past two years has greatly exceeded my expectations.  From arguing at a Markman hearing to playing an active role on two winning trial teams against Fortune Global 200 companies, I have been afforded opportunities and experiences that have allowed me to grow into a confident and capable patent litigator." More ›

  • Associate, New York

    "Since day one, the firm’s principals have treated me as a colleague, and have included me in discussions with clients, opposing counsel, joint defense counsel, and other related parties.  I have also been given significant responsibility in my cases, from taking and defending depositions to interviewing employee witnesses and even conducting settlement mediations on my own... I truly believe that the firm is invested in me, and there is no doubt that I am at the right place." More ›

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